Here at Reflect Health, we recognise the individual and their complex engagment within a challenging world. We use a holistic and integrative approach to explore beyond the problems and symptoms that brought the person in for the consultation. We go through a detailed history of the persons journey through life. We explore the impact of trauma and attachment, physical health, nutrition and environment in order to fully understand the person as a whole.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a condition which begins in childhood and in many cases continues throughout the person’s life span. It is frequently misunderstood and misdiagnosed leading to life long suffering. Symptoms of ADHD include inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. Dr. Antony has a special interest in ADHD and provides comprehensive assessment and treatment to adults.
It is normal to experience anxiety, in fact it has a protective role in helping us avoid or escape dangerous situations through the fight or flight response. Anxiety can become persistent, seemingly uncontrollable and out of proportion to the reality of the threat. This can become disabling in which case you may be diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. Click the boxes below for more information on those conditions.
Mood disorders refer to conditions that impacts on our mood to the effect it disables a person in various domains of their life – self care, work, relationship. The two main conditions are Major Depressive Disorder and Bipolar Affective Disorder. We have provided you with more information below.
Psychotic disorders are severe mental disorders that cause distortions in your perception and thinking. The two main symptoms associated with these are delusions and hallucinations. This include Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective disorder, Delusional Disorder, Drug induced psychotic disorder.
Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) is an effective treatment for major depressive disorders. It involves the focal application of a localised, pulsed magnetic field to the cerebral cortex, inducing small electrical currents which stimulate nerve cells.There is a good evidence base for the therapeutic efficacy of rTMS in major depressive disorder. Click here for RANZCP position statement. Dr.Antony has had training in assessing suitability for TMS treatment and works closely with TMS Australia. For more info click on
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a mental illness, that is developed after a person goes through a terrifying incident where they experienced or witnessed it. As a result they relive the events through flashbacks and nightmares and struggle to function. It is important that you seek help as there are effective treatment available.
Borderline Personality Disorder is a condition which affects one’s ability to manage their emotions and behaviours effectively mostly in the context of relationships. The symptoms include significant low self-esteem, fear of rejection/abandonment, feelings of emptiness resulting in self-injurious and/or self-destructive behaviour. There are evidence based treatment available
Inpatient treatment: Dr. Antony has admission rights to The Geelong Clinic. If you have private health insurance with psychiatric hospital cover he will see you without any out of pocket cost for you during admission. Depending on your health insurance and excess arrangements, you may or may not incur a hospital fee, but this can be checked with The Geelong Clinic. If you are not in a health fund, different arrangements will apply, and we can discuss this with you.
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