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Eds Richard Wootton, Peter Yellowlees, Paul McLaren
Royal Society of Medicine Press, 24.95 [pounds sterling]/$39.95, pp 368 ISBN 1 8531 549 7 www.rsmpress.co.uk/ bkwootton3.htm
The earliest reports of telepsychiatry (defined in this book as "the delivery of health care and the exchange of information for purposes of providing psychiatric services across distances") date from the late 1950s, when an interactive television link was used in Nebraska, United States, to connect a teaching hospital department of psychiatry with a state institution. Today, e-mental health ("mental health services provided through any form of electronic medium, …