TELEPHONE THERAPY: A Review and Case Report

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The impact of the telephone upon the practice of medicine and psychiatry is reviewed. As an exclusively auditory medium, the telephone conveys meaningful vocal information while screening out visual and other stimuli. It is suggested that some highly anxious and unstable individuals, who find psychotherapy too threatening, may benefit from telephone contact with a therapist. An illustrative case of telephone therapy is presented.

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