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Causes of OCD

Research into the causes of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) suggests both stress and environmental factors play a role.

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Causes of anxiety

There are many causes of anxiety such as a family history, ongoing stressful occasions, physical health issues, substance abuse or your personality type.

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Causes of autism

Find in this page trusted information about causes of autism that can help you understand the process and find help and resources.

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Causes of ADHD

The causes of ADHD are not fully known. It is thought that genetic and environmental factors can interact, creating changes in brain development and function.

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What causes chest pain?

There are several common causes of chest pain. Find out what can cause chest pain.

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What causes vomiting?

There are many causes of vomiting, including gastroenteritis, pregnancy, migraine, appendicitis, labyrinthitis. Find out what can cause vomiting.

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Causes of psychosis

While no one knows exactly what causes psychosis, it could be due to a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Drug abuse can also be a trigger.

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What causes osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is caused by bones losing their density. Some people are more at risk than others. Find out about the causes osteoporosis.

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Causes of paranoia

Whilst paranoia may be caused by a mental disorder, it can also be triggered by recreational drug use, neurological diseases, severe trauma or stress.

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What causes nerve pain?

Nerve pain is usually caused by disease or injury. Find out more about common causes, including health conditions that result in nerve pain.

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What causes chlamydia?

Chlamydia is caused by bacteria called 'Chlamydia trachomatis'. Find out what can cause chlamydia.

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