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What causes poor hygiene? is it depression or something else?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Poor hygiene: People who are depressed may stop caring about themselves and motivation levels may drop so low that they stop taking care of basics like hygiene. When this occurs, it is usually a red flag that medical intervention really is needed.

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Last updated Mar 29, 2018

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