Information technology development as well as contemporary telecommunications technology evaluation, through their cooperation with Μedicine have provided Tele-Medicine.
Nowadays, particularly in Psychiatry, whenever distant mental health services are needed, Tele-Psychiatry has been used in order to resolve major problems that may occur, such as:
Heterogeneous geographical distribution of mental health units.
Difficulties in access to mental health units.
Constant growing costs for health care services.
Continual rise of community psychological needs.