Insomnia Research
Friday, 20 November 2020 in General

Research Promotion

DCP is promoting research into insomnia in South Australia by providing GP's with access to an online CBT treatment for patients.

We are now calling for interested GP's to sign up.

There is a promotion visible in DCP when viewed in App-bar mode(double click to display panel in app-bar mode docked to right of screen).

GP's can sign up within the DCP by clicking on this image

Medicine Today Article

Insomnia treatment. Improved access to effective nondrug options

Current Article in Medicine Today by this research campaigns author

Key Points

  1. Insomnia is a common, debilitating and costly disorder managed in Australian general practice.
  2. Sedative-hypnotic medications are associated with potential side effects, adverse events and long-term dependence and are a suboptimal management strategy.
  3. The RACGP recommends cognitive and behavioural therapy for insomnia (CBTi) strategies as first-line treatment.
  4. Australian general practitioners can access multiple CBTi strategies, including effective self-administered, online, nurse- or GP-administered CBTi, or pathways for referral to a psychologist trained in treating insomnia.
  5. An NHMRC research program is underway to explore whether the management of insomnia in general practice can be improved in line with RACGP guidelines. GPs interested in participating in this research are encouraged to contact the authors (
Dr Anton Knieriemen, M.B.B.S is a General practitioner and the responsible party for the Doctors Control Panel Software which is used across Australia in hundreds of General Practices AntonK