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Depression

Anteris is pleased to be able to offer the service of specialists in the Psychiatry of Depression.

The capacity to make decisions regarding one’s personal care, powers of attorney, property, medical treatment, and will may be affected by temporary or permanent effects of illness or disability.

Where this arises from psychiatric illness, head injury, or neurocognitive disorder (dementia), it may be necessary for an assessment to be undertaken by a psychiatrist.

The psychiatric assessment of capacity to make important decisions depends on a number of factors such as the context of the assessment, the complexity of the decision-making required, and whether or not there is likely to be a significant benefit to treatment or fluctuation in capacity over time.

Sometimes, assessment is suggested by a lawyer or a Court, and sometimes it is instigated by the person themselves in order to reinforce their competency at the time that a decision is made.

Dr Tina Crownshaw is a psychogeriatrician and general psychiatrist with expertise in the area of capacity and competency assessments, and we welcome requests for assessments and reports.

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Who can help with Depression at Anteris?

Dr Caleb Armstrong

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Dr Eamon Egan

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Dr Eileen Vuong

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Getting in touch

If there is anything that you are concerned about please visit your GP so they can organise a referral to see us at Anteris.

 

If it's an emergency please contact local mental health services for crisis support.

Emergency Contact

Lifeline
0800 543 354

Youthline
0800 376 633

 

NZ Helpline Directory
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NZ Mental Health Crisis
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