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Which mental illnesses can cause severe disorganization that interferes with someone's life?
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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In brief: Several
Add/adhd, chronic pain, depression, and dementia can all lead to severe disorganization that interferes with a person's life.
There is clutter around, and they may try to organize it but don't have the energy or time. Compulsive hoarding can look a little similar, but is an anxiety disorder leading to compulsive buying or bringing unneeded items into the home -- which they then can't throw away.

In brief: Several
Add/adhd, chronic pain, depression, and dementia can all lead to severe disorganization that interferes with a person's life.
There is clutter around, and they may try to organize it but don't have the energy or time. Compulsive hoarding can look a little similar, but is an anxiety disorder leading to compulsive buying or bringing unneeded items into the home -- which they then can't throw away.
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