Article Excerpt: Text messaging is a growing part of mental health evaluation and treatment as telehealth services have increased in recent years. However, text messaging-based interventions can lack some of the emotional reference points and subtle mental health indicators that clinicians use when navigating in-person visits with patients, the press release states. Mental health providers are facing burnout, like their peers in other medical specialties. But they are tasked with providing high-quality care during a behavioral healthcare provider shortage and the US youth mental health crisis. These strains, the press release notes, can cause undertrained or overworked clinicians to miss cognitive distortions that act as warning signs of mental health decline in their text exchanges with patients.
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