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What happened to the mind when hygiene is very very poor?
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
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In brief: Changes in hygiene
Several possibilities.
First, the person could be depressed -- showing little interest in, or energy to attend to, grooming. Another possibility is psychosis, because the person may be hearing voices telling him or her not to take baths -- or attention is distracted elsewhere. A third possibility is dementia. A medical evaluation can help discern what's happening, and treat as needed.

In brief: Changes in hygiene
Several possibilities.
First, the person could be depressed -- showing little interest in, or energy to attend to, grooming. Another possibility is psychosis, because the person may be hearing voices telling him or her not to take baths -- or attention is distracted elsewhere. A third possibility is dementia. A medical evaluation can help discern what's happening, and treat as needed.
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