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The incidences of depression and anxiety among adolescent and young adult populations are intensifying, and resources remain limited for the management of these diseases within rural America.
• Evaluation on different interventions was completed to assess ease of access, efficacy, and patient adherence with the hope to decrease incidence of disease and increase availability of resources to rural areas.
• Based on the current completed research, there is a predominance of evidence that has shown moderate statistical data and promising outcomes from tech-based mobile applications and telemental health. Statistical evidence supports that technological based interventions are a potential treatment option that could assist in the management of mental health symptoms within the adolescent and young adult populations of rural America.
• Due to small study sample sizes and the lack of follow up, further longitudinal research is still needed in order to determine adherence and long-term outcomes compared to other methods used in mental health treatments and in-person assessments.
Physician Assistant Studies
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Tech-Based, Telemental Health, adolescent, young adult, rural America, depression, anxiety, mental health specialist, National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Medicine and Health Sciences
Smeenk, Audrey K., "Analysis of Tech-Based and Telemental Health Approaches within the Adolescent and Young Adult Populations of Rural America" (2020). Physician Assistant Scholarly Project Posters. 230.