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Diogenes syndrome

Diogenes syndrome is a disorder that involves hoarding of rubbish and severe self-neglect, and is accompanied by squalor, hoarding, social alienation, and refusal of help. It’s far more common than you might think. In Spain two old people have been found in quick succession, mummified and surrounded by rubbish, in homes that have obviously been neglected for years – because they died years ago. Happens all the time…