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Anxiety Treatments - Unravelling the Medication Maze
Code: LEC-230217
Price: AU$20.00
Member Price: AU$15.00
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Anxiety Treatments - Unravelling the Medication Maze

Dr Nick Carr
Thursday 23 February, 2017 

Melbourne Girls College,
Yarra Blvd, Richmond, VIC
The Lyceum Room 3 and 4 (Enter Gate 2, parking available onsite and on street) 

7.30pm - 9pm (7.15pm registrations)
$20.00 Standard fee 
$15.00 ADAVIC members


When treating anxiety, consumers – and doctors – face a bewildering array of options. This session will provide an overview of the different anxiety disorders and the role of medication in their management. Examples of questions that will be addressed include: 

  • Anxiety, phobia, panic attack, OCD –what are they, and what’s the difference?
  • What can I do to help myself?
  • How do I know if I need medication?
  • My anxiety is out of control, what’s the best drug?
  • Is there still a role for Valium and Xanax?
  • Where do I go for help and advice?

About the Presenter

Nick Carr is a GP in St Kilda and previously an associate lecturer in the Department of General Practice at The University of Melbourne. He trained at Cambridge University and Charing Cross Hospital, London before moving to Melbourne in 1988. He completed a Master’s Degree (on antibiotic prescribing for sore throat) at The University of Melbourne in1992. 

Nick has a long-standing interest in Quality Use of Medicines (QUM). He was QUM consultant for his Division of General Practice and is a member of the writing group for Therapeutic Guidelines - Psychotropic. He has been a member of the Pharmaceutical Health and Rational Use of Medicine (PHARM) Committee, and has also worked extensively with the National Prescribing Service. Nick has a particular interest in drug-seeking behaviour, and runs workshops on how to manage “doctor-shopping” consultations. He has published on a wide variety of subjects, from sore throats to computing, baby sleep programs, enemas, sport, fatigue, personality disorders, parenting and chicken bones and medication issues. 

For 3 years Nick presented regular pieces on health for ABC television, most recently on George Negus Tonight, until GNT’s untimely demise late 2004. For 2 years Nick did talkback with Steve Vizard on MTR 1377 until that radio station’s demise in 2012. Is there a pattern developing here? Fortunately, despite his recent contributions on SBS, 3AW and 774, those stations are still running. Nick’s first book, “What happens now? The essential book for first-time fathers” was published by ACER in 2012. 

How to Book

Please NOTE: You are purchasing an attendance to the lecture presentation (not an audio recording or transcript of the lecture)

  • Monies non-refundable (no credits available)   
  • Note:  A $3 administration fee will apply to invoices

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