Is comorbidity the elephant in the room?

Triora at iCAAD Brussels

12 October 2017

10:00-19:30, Conference Space at Callens Café, 480 Avenue Louise, 1050 Brussels

Triora is presenting at iCAAD events in 2017-2018 after participating in the highly successful iCAAD London conference in May. The next event is the upcoming conference in Brussels.

Is comorbidity the elephant in the room?

Triora’s Dr Constant Mouton is speaking at iCAAD Brussels on 12 October in a joint presentation with Christophe Sauerwein, Academic Director of iCAAD, on comorbidity in addiction entitled The Elephant in the Room.

The presenters will look at the impact of comorbidity on diagnosis, treatment and recovery. Dr Mouton will take ADHD as an example of a frequently occurring comorbidity in addiction, building on his talk at the successful iCAAD London in May. The presenters hope to increase knowledge about comorbidity in addiction and how to recognise and effectively treat commonly occurring disorders.

“The co-occurrence of mental illness and addiction seems to be the rule rather than the exception for both addiction care as well as psychiatry. When looking at treatment options it seems like many treatment facilities turn a blind eye to dual diagnosis and its consequences. Are we ignoring the elephant in the room or is there some other explanation to this phenomena?” Dr Mouton

Triora at iCAAD Brussels

Dr Mouton has published several articles on ADHD and addiction. They look at why people with ADHD are at higher risk of developing an addiction, how to recognise ADHD throughout the lifespan and four steps to diagnosing ADHD in addiction.

Other themes being addressed at iCAAD Brussels are the increase in gambling and gaming addictions and how addiction treatment can address this, and the treatment of youth as the most vulnerable group for developing addiction and associated disorders.

Event delegates are invited to further share their knowledge with specialists and presenters over a conversational dinner at Callens Café where the event is being held at the end of the day.

About the presenters

Dr Mouton is Triora Netherlands’ Psychiatrist and Head of Department. He obtained his medical qualification (MBChB) from the University of Pretoria in South Africa. After gaining experience in the medical field, he specialised in Psychiatry at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.

Dr Mouton now holds a fellowship at the colleges of Psychiatry of South Africa (FCPsychSA) and a Dutch registration as a psychiatrist at the KNMG, and works at Triora recovery clinics in the Netherlands and Spain.

Christophe Sauerwein holds an MBA and MSC in Psychology, is a practicing psychotherapist in London and a practitioner in Europe specialising in the treatment of childhood traumatic experiences and complex multiple addictive disorders. Christophe has conducted several clinical studies highlighting their links.

Who can attend?

The presentation is aimed at psychiatrists, psychologists, counsellors and nursing staff working with people suffering from addiction and/or comorbid psychiatric disorders.

Upcoming iCAAD events in 2018

Triora will be attending various additional upcoming events, such as the conference in Stockholm Sweden on 1 February 2018. For full information about all upcoming iCAAD events and to register, visit iCAAD’s website.



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