Anteris was born out of the belief that excellent outcomes can be achieved with exceptional support. Anteris aims to provide the best service we can for patients and referrers. We are driven by our values of empowerment, clarity, and collaborative problem solving to provide a great service to our clients. We embrace the use of technology enabling clinicians and administrators to concentrate on the human touch.
Operating both via telehealth and in person at our new offices, Anteris offers a wide range of treatments and services.
Anteris means support or buttress in Latin. Accordingly, Anteris empowers clinicians to work in the way they want to work, and to play to their strengths. This means that we can provide the best service to our patients on their journey to wellness.
- Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Bipolar Disorder
- Child and Adolescent Mental Health
- Drug and Alcohol Abuse
- Oral Ketamine and Intranasal Esketamine (Spravato) Treatment for Treatment Resistant Mood and Anxiety Disorders
- Mood Disorders
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Schizophrenia and other Psychotic Disorders
- Supervision and Training
- Trauma Related Disorders
- Work Place Issues
FORENSIC PSYCHIATRY - EXPERT EVIDENCE AND TESTIMONY:
- Fitness to stand trial
- Insanity and other mental state defences
- Pre-sentencing and disposition reports
Civil Medicolegal reports and expert testimony including:
- Independent psychiatric assessments
- Assessment of testamentary capacity
- Mental Health Act second opinion assessments
- ACC Matters
- Immigration Assessments
* Please note that Anteris does not offer after-hours or crisis resolution services.
Neurotherapies Mood Disorder and Anxiety Clinic
The Neurotherapies Mood Disorder and Anxiety Clinic was founded to provide patients with treatment-resistant anxiety and depression the opportunity to trial treatment with oral ketamine or intranasal esketamine (Spravato) in a clinic dedicated to providing this service.
We understand that these are new treatments - Spravato was approved by Medsafe very recently, in 2019 - and you may have questions or feedback about the following information. Please dont hesitate to contact us on 07 282 7579 or email email@example.com - we are always happy to talk through the service we provide and how it may help your patients.
Ketamine in Mental Health Treatment - who is it for?
Ketamine and esketamine (Spravato) are reserved for patients with treatment resistant depression or anxiety. Treatment resistance is defined by a failure to respond adequately to a trial of two different medications. Many patients with these conditions are managed by general practitioners alone, sometimes after having failed to respond to multiple medications. Around 70% of patients with treatment resistant depression and anxiety will have an excellent response, and this can be maintained for the long term in about 50% of patients with appropriate guidance and support.
Who should not have oral ketamine or Spravato?
Pregnant women, those with a history of ketamine abuse or addiction, patients with psychotic symptoms, or active substance abuse should not have treatment with ketamine. Uncontrolled hypertension and medical frailty are also contraindications to the use of ketamine.
What is NMDA?
The Neurotherapies Mood Disorder and Anxiety Clinic is a dedicated ketamine clinic based in Tauranga. We accept referrals from doctors nationwide, but the treatment does require a titration appointment in Tauranga. Initial assessments can be carried out in person or via audiovisual link. We undertake a very thorough assessment using a tailored online questionnaire to support clinical decision making. We offer a package over three months aimed at finding the minimum dose and frequency of treatment and offer support to psychiatrists, GPs and patients to help find the optimal response.
How do I make a referral?
Simply email a referral to firstname.lastname@example.org or make a referral to Dr Caleb Armstrong using the SR system