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183062 - Clinical Practice Considerations for Treating Anxiety and Sleep Disorders Using Medicinal Cannabis

  • : Online

Australian GPs get constant inquiries from their patients about medicinal cannabis, the course aims to increase GP awareness of the role of medicinal cannabis in the treatment of anxiety and insomnia.

Relevance to General Practice

Anxiety disorders and insomnia disorders are some of the most common types of mental health disorders. Proper training and education around medicinal cannabis will enable GPs to talk to their patients and deter them from using illegal cannabis as 1000s of Australians are self-medicating with illegal cannabis to treat a range of serious conditions. Cannabidiol (CBD) efficacy studies have shown its ability to reduce psychotic, anxiety and withdrawal symptoms may also have therapeutic potential for insomnia.

Learning outcomes
  • Self-assess knowledge on overview of cannabis and the cannabinoids –THC and CBD
  • Analyse clinical data on the use of medicinal cannabis in anxiety and sleep disorders
  • Identify the importance of patient factors and clinical practice considerations
  • Understand who can prescribe and how to navigate regulatory pathways
  • Domains of General Practice

    D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship

    D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills

    • Diagnosis and management is evidence-based and relevant to the needs of the patient

    D3. Population health and the context of general practice

    D4. Professional and ethical role

    • Professional knowledge and skills are reviewed and developed

    D5. Organisational and legal dimensions

    Curriculum Contextual Units
    • Adult health
    • Psychological health
    • Integrative medicine
    Activity sponsor

    Althea Company Pty Ltd

    183062 - Clinical Practice Considerations for Treating Anxiety and Sleep Disorders Using Medicinal Cannabis
    Provider Type
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    1 hr
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    CPD Points
    2 cpd
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