e-therapy

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e-therapy

(ē′ther′ă-pē)
Mental health counseling provided to patients on the Internet.
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Examples include whether to provide cybertherapy or avatar therapy to clients with dissociative disorders, use an electronic social networking site as a therapeutic tool, and provide video counseling to clients who live in remote geographical areas.
Proceedings of the 11th Annual CyberTherapy Conference; 2006 Jun 1215; Ottawa, Canada.
Annual review of cybertherapy and telemedicine 2010; advanced technologies in behavioral, social and neurosciences.
This type of counseling goes by names such as etherapy, ecounseling, cybertherapy, and telecounseling.
Cybertherapy is apparently booming, with many Internet addicts ironically turning to Internet counseling sites.
It may not come as a surprise that short-term, subacute rehabilitation centers around the country have also jumped on the cybertherapy bandwagon.