Insomnia and Anxiety Study

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What is the Insomnia and Anxiety study?

We are recruiting individuals who are currently experiencing difficulties with both anxiety and insomnia. This study will compare the effectiveness of two of our internet-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (iCBT) courses in reducing symptoms of insomnia, anxiety and other indicators of mental wellbeing.

How does it all work?

If you are eligible for the study you will be randomly allocated to either an online CBT course for Anxiety or an online CBT course for Insomnia. You will complete 4 lessons in 6-8 weeks. Each lesson includes slides that introduce you to the story of a character as they learn CBT skills to manage their symptoms. A Lesson Summary accompanies each lesson.

Also throughout the study, you will be required to complete questionnaires related to anxiety, sleep and other measures of mental wellbeing, as well as an online sleep diary.

What can I expect if I decide to apply?

The application process involves 3 stages:
1. Online screening questionnaires (approx. 10 mins): a few brief questionnaires about your symptoms.
2. Telephone interview (approx. 30-40 mins): you will speak with a clinician to discuss further information about your symptoms.
3. Sleep diary (approx. 2-3 mins per day, for 7 days): a few quick questions about your sleep, each morning over a 7 day period.

If the application process reveals this study could be beneficial for you and you meet eligibility criteria, you will be randomly allocated to one of the two treatments programs and you can begin your course immediately.

Do you have any ineligibility criteria for this study?

Yes. Unfortunately, we cannot include individuals with bipolar disorder, psychosis, schizophrenia, substance abuse or dependence, or severe depression as we do not have evidence that these conditions benefit from our courses. Additionally, as we must adhere to the strict patient safety regulations required by our Research Ethics Committee, we cannot include individuals who are suicidal.

Is it free?
Yes, this is a free treatment.

Want to apply?
Please click ‘Apply Now’ below. Simple!

Feel free to contact our team at research@thiswayupclinic.org (during business hours AEDT) if you would like to speak further with the study team, or if you have any questions or concerns.

If you are interested in participating in our study, please read the Participant Information Sheet and then click "Apply Now" below to register and get started on some questionnaires to work out if this is the right study for you.

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