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Identification and Management of PTSD

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Dr Andrew Khoo explains key points for the diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and what treatment options are available in general practice.

Questions asked in the video

  1. Introduction 0:00
  2. What is the prevalence of PTSD in the general population and in veterans? 0.37
  3. Are there different "kinds" of PTSD? 2:00
  4. What are the recent developments in the diagnosis of PTSD? 3:05
  5. How can we identify a patient who may have PTSD? 5:39
  6. What treatment modalities are most effective for PTSD patients? 7:36
  7. What can GPs do to support their patients with PTSD? 9.48

Dr Andrew Khoo is a psychiatric advisor to the Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation (GMRF) and member of the GMRF Strategic Oversight Committee. Dr Khoo completed his undergraduate medical degree from the University of Queensland in 1994. He attained his fellowship from the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists in 2002, receiving a College medal for his final year dissertation on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. As well as being a private psychiatrist with rooms in suburban Brisbane, he has worked in the group therapy day programs at the Toowong Private Hospital (TPH) for the last 15 years and has held the position as director of this unit since 2004. In 2016, he was nominated to the position of director of medical services at TPH which is recognized as Queensland’s leading private mental health care facility and a specialist facility in the military and veteran’s mental health area.

Dr Khoo holds academic title with the University of Queensland within the School of Medicine and has published, and continues to publish academic papers in peer-reviewed psychiatric journals. He is a member of the DVA Clinical Reference Group, and holds the psychiatrist position on the Veterans and Veteran’s Families Counselling Service (VVCS) National Advisory Committee. He has chaired, been interviewed, presented or participated on panels around Australia and across all media platforms on Military and Veteran Mental Health issues.

This program is supported by the Gallipoli Medical Research Institute.