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What are some causes of poor personal hygiene or neglect?
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
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In brief: Changes in hygiene
If this is a change in behavior from usual, 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. Please see your doctor for help getting to the bottom of these changes.

In brief: Changes in hygiene
If this is a change in behavior from usual, 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. Please see your doctor for help getting to the bottom of these changes.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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