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Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Insomnia

Insomnia is a prevalent and debilitating condition in Australian general practice.  Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for insomnia (CBTi) is the recommended ‘first line’ treatment, but is accessed by less than 1% of people with insomnia.

In order to improve access to CBTi in Australia, Flinders University is providing free access to a five-session interactive digital CBTi program in general practice. Australian GPs can complete an online consent form to start referring patients to the program.

Eligible patients will be randomly allocated to immediate CBTi access, or access after eight weeks of sleep education (control).

In a recent randomised controlled trial, the program was associated with large and sustained improvements in symptoms of insomnia, depression and fatigue.

If you’re interested in finding out more about CBT-I or the five free sessions, please contact Dr Alexander Sweetman.