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A free webinar on the treatment of people with anxiety disorders will provide one hour of self-directed CPD for nurses.

The interdisciplinary webinar presented by NPS MedicineWise on 11 April will uncover how good communication and collaborative care between health professionals can help patients get the most out of treatments for anxiety disorders.

The webinar panel includes two GPs, a psychiatrist and a clinical psychologist and covers:

  • Recognition and assessment of anxiety symptoms, including impact and severity, to assist in appropriate management and referral.
  • Evidence-based psychological treatments such as cognitive behavioural therapy, and explores their role for people with anxiety.
  • How to engage people with anxiety in psychological treatments and discuss realistic expectations about treatment.
  • When medicines may be indicated and how they may be used with psychological treatment.

NPS MedicineWise medical adviser, GP and webinar facilitator Dr Jeannie Yoo said early recognition, assessment and diagnosis supported good management and contributed to speedier treatment and improvement in the lives of people with anxiety disorders.

“Psychological treatment has a key role has a key role to play in the management of anxiety disorders, and a collaborative approach between health professionals can result in increased engagement and persistence with treatment, and better outcomes for the patient.”

It is recommended that nurses report the one hour webinar for self-directed CPD.

The free one-hour webinar will be broadcast live 7-8pm AEST on Thursday 11 April.

Registrations close 9 April. On-demand recording will be available online later in the month.

For more information and to register, visit

For more information on the current NPS MedicineWise national education program on anxiety disorders, visit