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Substance abuse

Substance abuse: Introduction

Substance abuse: Abuse of illicit substances. See detailed information below for a list of 17 causes of Substance abuse, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Substance abuse:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Substance abuse. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Substance abuse

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Substance abuse: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Substance abuse, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Substance abuse Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Substance abuse may include:

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Message Boards for Substance abuse

Symptom specific forums: The following patient stories in our interactive forums and message boards relate to Substance abuse or relevant symptoms:

Substance abuse: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Substance abuse may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Substance abuse

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Substance abuse: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Substance abuse

Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness because he suffered from sudden inability to speak. This was initially misdiagnosed as a "nervous breakdown" more »

Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical conditions, such as a stroke or Alzheimer's disease, it can also more »

ADHD under-diagnosed in adults: Although the over-diagnoses of ADHD in children is a well-known controversy, the reverse side related to adults. Some adults can remain undiagnosed, and indeed the condition has usually been overlooked more »

Bipolar disorder misdiagosed as various conditions by primary physicians: Bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder) often fails to be diagnosed correctly by primary care physicians. Many patients with bipolar seek help more »

Eating disorders under-diagnosed in men: The typical patient with an eating disorder is female. The result is that men with eating disorders often fail to be diagnosed or have a delayed diagnosis. See misdiagnosis of more »

Depression undiagnosed in teenagers: Serious bouts of depression can be undiagnosed in teenagers. The "normal" moodiness of teenagers can cause severe medical depression to be overlooked. See more »

Undiagnosed anxiety disorders related to depression: Patients with depression (see symptoms of depression) may also have undiagnosed anxiety disorders (see symptoms of anxiety disorders). Failure to diagnose these more »

Substance abuse: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Substance abuse

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Substance abuse: Related Rare Diseases

Rare types of medical conditions and diseases in related medical categories:

Substance abuse: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Definitions of Substance abuse:

Detailed list of causes of Substance abuse

The list below shows some of the causes of Substance abuse mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Substance abuse?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Substance abuse. Of the 17 causes of Substance abuse that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 4 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 14 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Substance abuse:

The following list of conditions have 'Substance abuse' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Substance abuse:

The following list of medical conditions have Substance abuse or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.


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Causes of Substance abuse Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Substance abuse based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Substance abuse?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Substance abuse, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Substance abuse:

    Medical Conditions associated with Substance abuse:

    Society problems (1785 causes), Behavioral symptoms (4608 causes), Personality symptoms (4029 causes), Psychiatric symptoms (971 causes)

    Symptoms related to Substance abuse:

    Addiction symptoms (42 causes), Drug abuse (36 causes), Drug overdose, Alcohol use (19 causes), General low self-esteem, General financial stress, Relationship difficulty, Relationship break-up, Divorce, Teenage experimentation, Grief

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    Medical News summaries about Substance abuse

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    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Substance abuse

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