Evidence on the Use of Virtual Mental Health Care Technologies for Youth
- What virtual mental health care (VMHC) technologies have been used by youth in Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries, and what was the effectiveness and uptake of those technologies?
This CanCOVID rapid review summarizes the evidence on scope, use, and outcomes of Virtual Mental Health Care (VMHC) technologies in youth with mental illness.
While the question is not specific to COVID-related illness and its consequences, the intent is to consider these technologies in the context of the COVID pandemic, which has had serious and long-term implications for youth mental health and for the rapid development of these technologies for this population.
We conducted an electronic systematic search for selected databases for the period of January 1, 2021, to December 31, 2022, and found 24 eligible studies for inclusion in this review.
- Published: March 30, 2023