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Gabor Maté has a background in family practice and a special interest in childhood development and trauma, and their potential lifelong impacts on physical and mental health, including autoimmune disease, cancer, attention deficit disorder (ADHD), substance use and a wide range of other conditions.
Now retired from clinical practice, he travels and speaks extensively on these and related topics, both in North America and abroad. His books have been published internationally in over twenty-five languages. Mates approach to substance use focuses on the trauma his patients have survived and looks to address this in their recovery, with special regard to indigenous populations around the world. In his book In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction, Maté discusses the types of traumas experienced in the context of addiction and how this affects the decision making in later life.