Is collectionism a diagnostic clue for Diogenes syndrome?

@article{MonteroOdasso2005IsCA,
  title={Is collectionism a diagnostic clue for Diogenes syndrome?},
  author={Manuel Montero-Odasso and Marcelo Schapira and Gustavo Duque and Mariana Chercovsky and Lucas Fern{\'a}ndez-Otero and Roberto Kaplan and Luis Alberto C{\'a}mera},
  journal={International journal of geriatric psychiatry},
  year={2005},
  volume={20 8},
  pages={709-11}
}
BACKGROUND Diogenes syndrome (DS) is characterized by extreme self-neglect, domestic squalor, and social withdrawal. Despite having been described decades ago, it is still difficult to persue a correct diagnosis in primary care clinics. METHODS This paper reports a case of an elderly man with extreme self neglect and an abnormal collecting pattern whose condition remained undetected for many years. His collectionism was manifested with a tendency to store items in an organized manner but… CONTINUE READING

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