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Can extreme messiness be a sign of a mental disorder? My boyfriend's (age 42) place looks like a tornado went through it and doesn't clean.

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Dr. Patrick Tapia
Psychiatry
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In brief: In severe cases, yes

The inability to perform basic cleaning or hygiene is seen in severe mental illness although there are a variety of explanations.
The context is important in terms of figuring it out. Stay safe!

In brief: In severe cases, yes

The inability to perform basic cleaning or hygiene is seen in severe mental illness although there are a variety of explanations.
The context is important in terms of figuring it out. Stay safe!
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