Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) September 24, 2013
Online USA Doctors, the nationwide, virtual doctors created a new medical service for those experiencing depression. The new, alternative option is geared for those affected by the economic crisis plaguing citizens of America.
Online USA Doctors utilizes talk therapy, holistic prescription-grade medication and an algorithm that helps determine if other factors are to blame that might be physical in nature vs. just focusing on the behavioral aspect, states Julie Wright, president of Online USA Doctors.
A study published in the BMJ Journal on September 17, 2013 reported that the 2008 economic crisis may have led to a rise in suicide rates across the Americas and Europe. Depression is a devastating mental disorder that hits people of all ages, races and socioeconomic backgrounds. OnlineUSADoctors.com, one of the leaders in the virtual medicine field, provides a new specialized medical treatment for depression that is uniquely positioned to meet the needs of consumers struggling with the disease.
Online USA Doctors created a new type of therapy that utilizes both the counseling aspect as well as medical and pulling both together with dialogue that is cataloged for both the doctor and patient to refer back, offers a powerful alternative utilizing just one.
Researchers from the Universities of Hong Kong, Oxford and Bristol assessed the changes in suicide rates in 54 countries since the 2008 economic crisis. Professor Shu-Sen Chang of the University of Hong Kong stated, “There should be adequate support for people with depression, regardless of the cause of depression, and people with mental illness in general. In time of recessions, cut in social and health care may affect people who need or are receiving such care, including people with depression, the most.”
Depression is a mental disorder that affects 1 in 10 Americans at one point or another in their lives. Depression symptoms can be difficult to manage and often require professional medical care. 6.7% of Americans are diagnosed with depression every year, and the number rises by 20% annually. Depression is most common among people between the ages of 45 and 64. Symptoms of depression can include fatigue and decreased energy, feelings of hopelessness and/or pessimism, feelings of worthlessness and/or guilt, and insomnia or excessive sleeping.
60 to 80 percent of all depression cases can be effectively treated with brief, structured forms of psychotherapy and/or antidepressant medication. Common forms of psychotherapy used to treat depression include cognitive-behavioral therapy and interpersonal therapy. Cognitive-behavioral therapy is a form of psychotherapy which challenges the relationships between thoughts, feelings, and behavior, using exercises to establish new ways of thinking. Interpersonal therapy focuses on improving interpersonal relationships that may contribute to a person’s depression.
On the Psychology Today website, Dr. Jonathan Rottenberg observes that when people are depressed, they often have a strong urge to stay in bed. This presents them with an obvious barrier to getting the care they need in order to heal from their condition. Virtual doctors present an innovative and timely solution to the problems faced by consumers trying to recover from clinical depression. Online USA Doctors / virtual doctors use phones, websites, e-mail, webcams, and other communications technology to care for patients who are not in the same location as the medical provider. Through video or phone consultations, medical doctors diagnose illnesses and have the freedom to order laboratory tests, prescribe medication, or make a referral to a local physician for follow-up care when necessary.
By using Online USA Doctors / virtual doctors, consumers struggling with a diagnosis of depression can obtain medical care from health care professionals without the difficulty of leaving home. One of the leaders in the virtual doctor industry, OnlineUSADoctors.com, offers full-service medical health insurance to its customers. For a reasonable monthly fee or a one-time payment, patients receive comprehensive health care, including flexible hours, emergency services, unlimited e-mail access to health care professionals, and exclusive pharmaceutical-grade alternative health supplements available only through OnlineUSADoctors.com. Talk therapy and holistic medication management are provided by certified professionals, with video consultations suggested.
Through the use of virtual doctors, priorities such as confidentiality can be honored with the utmost respect, which can be important for consumers in high-profile positions or those suffering from guilt or low self-esteem. In addition, the flexibility of being able to schedule a consultation at a time of the consumer’s choosing adds significant value to the consumer’s bottom line. Through offering such comprehensive health care, the annual cost of health care coverage for most consumers using services such as OnlineUSADoctors.com will be cut by an estimated minimum of $2,000 per person.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
OnlineUSADoctors.com is one of the only full-service telemedicine medical health insurance alternative platforms in the U.S., providing routine medical care to consumers at an affordable price. For a monthly subscription rate, consumers have access to unlimited doctor’s questions, 3 doctor consults, and medical services, including the use of prescription-grade alternative medicine supplements exclusive to OnlineUSADoctors.com. Individual, couples, and family rates are available, with the opportunity to purchase corporate memberships for employees.
Julie Wright, President
Online USA Doctors