The Risks and Benefits of Cannabinoids in Mental Health Patients

About the Webinar

This webinar, led by psychiatrist Dr. Paul Henderson, is crucial for healthcare professionals managing patients interested in cannabinoids like CBD and THC for mental health. With over 44% of Australians having experienced a mental disorder, and 18% receiving mental health-related prescriptions recently, understanding cannabinoids' role is vital.

Dr. Henderson will discuss risks and benefits, informed by latest research and clinical findings. The session is essential for healthcare professionals to make informed decisions and manage patients using or considering cannabinoids for mental health, especially relevant as 1 in 5 Australians and 1 in 7 young people have recently faced mental health issues. This is a critical update, equipping healthcare professionals with knowledge for the growing trend of cannabinoid use in mental health care.

Learning Outcomes

Gain an understanding of how cannabinoids affect mental health
Understand the dose-dependent relationship with potential risks of medicinal cannabis
Assess the level of evidence for medicinal cannabis in the treatment of various mental health indications

About Speaker

Dr Paul Henderson, MBChB, MRCPsych, FRANZCP, is a consultant psychiatrist specialising in trauma-informed care and innovative treatments, like medicinal cannabis, for treatment-resistant mental health conditions. With extensive experience in adult mental health, Dr Henderson completed his training in the UK and served as a consultant psychiatrist in the NHS before moving to Mackay in 2016 where he was Clinical Director for Mackay MHAODS for the last 2 years before moving into private practice. He has established his clinic, 'Recover and Thrive Psychiatry,' over the past 18 months in association with Mackay Private Hospital, focusing on compassionate, trauma-informed, and integrative care to support recovery and promote mental well-being.

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