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Phone therapy is beneficial

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

You don't have to lie on a counselor's couch to get good therapy.

A study from the U-K suggests talking to a therapist over the phone can be just as effective as face-to-face counseling sessions.

Researchers analyzed data from 39-thousand patients. Only those with more severe mental illnesses benefited more from the in-person meetings.

Costs associated with the telephone therapy were more than a third lower and may be more accessible to those with work conflicts or physical disabilities.

This study is from researchers at the University of Cambridge (UK) and is published in PLoS ONE.

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