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The causes of dual diagnosis

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Dual diagnosis can cause serious problems.

People start taking drugs for a number of reasons. The causes of drug abuse or substance abuse in people are discussed below. Many teenagers get into drugs out of their curiousness or for a sense of adventure for these substances. Some also take drugs for enjoyment. Many people also believe that drugs help them improve on their physical and mental performance. They are under the impression that drugs will help reduce their stress, depression and other symptoms of mental illness. Many people also indulge in taking drugs to cope up with their trauma related to school failure or relationship problems. Many times the easy access and the available of the drugs at a relatively low cost can also contribute to the cause of substance abuse in people.

The causes of mental health problems in a person are many. Many times the misuse or over use of the drugs can trigger health problems in a person. The various other causes of mental health problems are schizoaffective disorder, schizophrenia, depression, bi-polar disorder, eating and anxiety disorder and also to an extend personality disorder.

All these causes of mental health problems and substance abuse problems together trigger the problem of dual diagnosis in a person. Therefore, it is necessary to treat these problems in order to get rid of the dual diagnosis in a person.

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