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Dr Wole Akosile

Understanding the complex relationship between substance use disorders, mental health, family, community and culture.

by Insight

The rates of SUDS in patients with non-substance use psychiatric diagnosis is very high. There is a complex interaction between both disorders. The aetiological principles behind both disorders are likely similar and include social, environmental, psychological, genetic and epigenetic factors. Having these disorders come at a great personal cost to the individual, their families and broader society. This presentation will explore factors contributing to the development of both disorders beginning with early childhood environment, attachment and parenting styles. It will also explore the role of culture and society in perpetuating or curtailing these disorders and the cost and toll on our society and family. Intervention involves all levels of society and a cultural re-think to SUDS and non-substance use psychiatry diagnosis treatment.

Dr Wole Akosile is an adjunct senior lecturer at the University of Queensland and Griffith University. He is a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrist, with an advanced certificate in addiction psychiatry. He is also a fellow of the chapter of Addiction medicine through the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. Dr Akosile is a member of the RANZCP faculty of addiction psychiatry and a member of the QLD branch of the faculty of addiction psychiatry. Dr Akosile is a recipient of the first prize for the late breakers abstract award at the 2014 APSAD conference. He is also a recipient of RANZCP Addiction psychiatry prize 2016 and a recent recipient of the travel award for the 6th World Congress of Asian Psychiatry 2017.

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