An increased focus on the importance of mental health has given more individuals the strength necessary to pursue behavioral health systems to support their needs. Communities throughout the United States, as well as the rest of the world, have been tangibly impacted by the events of the COVID-19 pandemic. Sustained lockdowns affected the mental health of millions, impacting those already struggling even more.
Aptihealth was developed in 2017 to offer innovative digital behavioral health services to patients throughout the New York State market. Targeting virtual therapy sessions over best-in-class video technology, Aptihealth found a call with consumers looking for accessible healthcare outcomes.
Positive Outcomes Available in Behavioral Health
A report by Behavioral Health Business showcased growing trends within the healthcare industry. In the directions, Behavioral Health Business noted that several significant transitions were around the corner, bringing more providers to retool their operations. With an expectation of further mergers and acquisitions in the maturing industry, well-capitalized companies are poised to enter the behavioral health arena.
Millions of individuals throughout the United States report being impacted by at least one major behavioral health concern. Roughly 20% of the nation also notes that they were affected by a behavioral health issue in 2020. The most commonly discussed behavioral health issues are discussed below.
Anxiety Disorders lead to change in the mental health system as they impact more than 40 million adults nationwide. Anxiety disorders include panic disorder, OCD, and generalized anxiety.
PTSD impacts around 12 million adults in the United States and an unknown number of adolescents. PTSD is caused by a fear for one’s life as well as other traumatic events that may have occurred.
Depression is a disorder that impacts millions of adults yearly, with a pronounced impact on children aged 12 – 17. Depression is a multi-symptom disorder that can benefit from the convenient and accessible care provided by a therapist or licensed provider.
An increased focus on digital care has been in the cards for a long time, even before the COVID-19 pandemic. The American Academy of Family Physicians posted a paper in 2018 that noted that nearly two-thirds of primary care physicians could not care for their patients without the assistance of outpatient behavioral health services. The AAFP noted that physicians should seek to connect with licensed behavioral services providers to avoid this growing issue.
Working with Aptihealth allows patients the freedom of quick and convenient care from the comfort of home, accessible through a smartphone, tablet, or personal computer.