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What causes lying? 5 possible conditions

Lying is a common behavior among children. It can develop in very early childhood and persist into the teenage years. However, the reasons for lying change with age. Lying is one of the earliest antisocial behaviors that children develop. When dealing with... Read more

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

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Conduct Disorder

Conduct disorder is a group of behavioral and emotional problems. Learn about conduct disorder signs, types, causes, diagnosis, and treatment.

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2

Alcoholism

Alcoholism is also known as alcohol dependence. It occurs when you drink so much over time that your body becomes dependent on or addicted to alcohol. When this happens, alcohol use becomes the most important thing i...

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3

ADHD Basics

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is a mental disorder that causes above-normal levels of hyperactive and disruptive behaviors. The cause is unknown but risk factors include genetic predisposition an...

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4

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is a mental illness marked by extreme shifts in mood ranging from mania to depression. It is also called bipolar disease or manic depression.

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Drug Abuse

Drug abuse occurs when you're unable to control your use of prescribed drugs or you're using another legal or illegal substance to the point that it interferes with your ability to function. According to the Nationa...

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Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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