Dr Frank (Kai Tai) Chow

Psychiatrist and Psychogeriatrician
Canberra, ACT and Telehealth

Provider Number: 5014748J


Dr Chow is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists and a Graduate of the UNSW Australian Graduate School of Management.

With a special interest in organisational and occupational psychiatry, Dr Chow established his practice specifically to deliver expert advice on workplace mental health for individuals, organisations and health professionals. His specific expertise includes the causes and manifestations of mental health issues in the workplace, including PTSD and Bullying and Harassment presentations.

His combined skills in psychiatry and business management enable him to deliver meaningful insights into interpersonal difficulties and general mental health issues and is experienced with assessing long term work incapacity.

Dr Chow has experience in medical neglicence claims, public liability and common law claims and has previously worked as an internal VMO for life insurance companies reviewing IP and TPD claims.


  • American Medical Association Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, 4th Ed
  • American Medical Association Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, 5th Ed
  • ACT Motor Vehicle
  • ACT Workers’ Compensation
  • Aged Care Claims
  • Comcare Guide to the Assessment of Degree of Permanent Impairment
  • Department of Veterans’ Affairs
  • Historical Sexual Abuse
  • Historical Non-Sexual Abuse
  • Life Insurance – TPD and Income Protection
  • Motor Accidents Insurance Board Tasmania
  • Medical Negligence
  • Public and Professional Liability
  • SIRA NSW Motor Accident Guidelines Authorised Health Practitioner NSW (post 1 Dec 2017)
  • SIRA NSW Workers’ Compensation Permanent Impairment Assessor
  • Victoria Transport Accidents Commission Joint Medical Examiner (JME)
  • Worksafe Tasmania Permanent Impairment Assessor
  • WorkSafe Victoria Independent Medical Examiner (IME)

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.

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