Use of Teletherapy for the Treatment of Anxiety Disorders, OCD and PTSD, During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Spain

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The distribution of teletreatment carried out by psychologists during the COVID-19 pandemic for GAD, specificphobia, agoraphobia, social anxiety, panic, OCD and PTSD, and whether experience in teletherapy hasan significant effect on demand have not been studied. The results indicate that GAD with 69.2% has beenthe disorder that has received the most teletherapy and phobia with 60.5%, the least. Panic, social anxiety,PTSD, OCD, and agoraphobia had a demand of 67.2%, 66.8%, 64.0%, 63.5%, and 62.2%, respectively. The experiencein teletherapy was significant. Tele-treatment for experienced psychologists increased an average of93.9% compared to 35.7% for those without experience. 22.8% of psychologists did not carry out anxiety teletherapy.These results may be useful to develop specific prevention and telematic intervention programsfor anxiety disorders in the face of future coronavirus pandemics.
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Year of Publication
2022
Journal
Ansiedad y Estrés
Volume
28
Issue
2
Number of Pages
108-114
Date Published
03/2022
Type of Article
Journal Article
ISSN Number
1134-7937
ISBN Number
2174-0437
DOI
10.5093/anyes2022a12