What you get by completing this session

  • 35 mins of CPD

    A 25 minute video lecture with presentation slides, you can stop and start anytime you like. 10 minute quiz is included.

  • Certificate of Completion

    Receive a certificate once you complete the session. Download this from your student dashboard or in your course completion email

  • Easy CPD Documentation

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What you'll learn in this expert session

Prof Hood is a leading expert in the management of anxiety. He will describe how to manage the initial stages, when to transition from talk therapy to medication, how to initiate and manage medication regimes and what to do when first-line medications don’t seem to be working. He will provide tips on how best to refer or if necessary, how to manage on an ongoing basis in your clinic.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the different anxiety disorders as outlined in The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5)
  • Assess people with anxiety symptoms for concomitant mental and physical conditions
  • Design questions to assess disturbance, cognitions and behaviours associated with anxiety
  • Recognise the therapeutic agents used to treat the different forms of anxiety

About the Expert

Prof Sean Hood

Prof Sean Hood is Head of the University of Western Australia's Division of Psychiatry in the Medical School, and Associate Dean (Community and Engagement) with the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. Prof Hood undertook his undergraduate medical degree at UWA before completing formal postgraduate training in psychiatry in Perth and Bristol in the United Kingdom. He is a psychiatrist in public and private practice, and his public practice includes Headship of the SCGH MHU Treatment Resistant Anxiety and Mood Disorder Unit (TRAMD). Professor Hood’s primary research focus is in clinical psychopharmacology of anxiety disorders, which involves the investigation of medication effects and mechanisms in populations with clinical anxiety disorders.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    How to complete this course

    • Instructions

  • 2

    Anxiety Management in Primary Care

    • Summary and learning objectives

    • Video lecture (25 mins)

    • Quiz: test your learning (10 mins)

  • 3

    Document your CPD here

    • CPD Documentation and Reflection Activity Tool

  • 4


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