Dr Frank (Kai Tai) Chow



Dr Frank Chow is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists and a Graduate – School of Management. With a special interest in organisational and occupational psychiatry, Dr Chow established his practice specifically to deliver his combined interest and education to establish a specialised practice in workplace mental health care for individuals, organisations and health professionals. His specific expertise includes Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Bullying and Harassment presentations.

Dr Chow actively maintains a focus on the causes and manifestations of mental health issues in the workplace and their impact on people and organisations across a broad spectrum of employment and in any industry. His combined skills of psychiatry and business management allow meaningful insights regarding dynamic and interpersonal difficulties, as well as general mental health and potential solutions.

Dr Chow continues as a Visiting Medical Officer for NSW Health and has completed his certificate in old age psychiatry and is a Psychogeriatrician.

Dr Chow has extensive experience within both private and public systems at the Royal North Shore Hospital, Greenwich Hospital, Ryde Hospital, Macquarie Hospital and Manly Hospital.



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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.