Dr Frank Chow

Psychiatrist
Telehealth

About

Dr Frank Chow is an experienced Psychiatrist. After graduating from the University of Adelaide with a medical degree, Dr Chow completed further training in Sydney where he obtained his fellowship from the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. 

Dr Chow has completed his certificate in old age psychiatry and is also a psychogeriatrician as a Visiting Medical Officer for NSW Health. Dr Chow is a Permanent Impairment Assessor with WorkCover NSW, is accredited with SIRA for NSW Motor Accident Injuries, is an Accredited Medical Practitioner with WorkCover Tasmania, an IME TAC in Victoria and is accredited with AMA 4 & 5.

Specific industry expertise includes:

Services:

Comcare
DVA
Public & Professional Liability
Fitness for Duty
Workers Comp Treatment
Workers Comp
Motor Vehicle Assessment

Communication Matters.

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PTSD Presentation in First Responders vs those Experiencing an Acute Incident. 
Occupational PTSD is not always easy to diagnose in employees working in high stress roles.  Because of the recurring exposure they have to trauma, a level of desensitisation to events can occur and the first obvious presentation of PTSD may indeed be a behavioural disturbance, such as substance abuse, which masks the underlying PTSD.  It is not until several sessions with a trained professional that PTSD is identified.

So, what are the differences between Acute Distress Disorder and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and what is the time frame before one diagnoses turns into another.

Dr Chow discuss all this and more.