30 Most Rare And Dangerous Psychiatric Disorders That No One Talks About

Diogenes Syndrome

#17 Diogenes Syndrome

It is not uncommon to want to keep trinkets for memories.

What happens when that turns extreme? Diogenes Syndrome is when the person has an uncontrollable desire to hold on to random items with which they form an“emotional attachment”.

The constant need to hoard can lead the sufferer down the path of extreme neglect and no shame.

They also remain socially withdrawn and apathetic towards others. This may be due to the sufferers having been abandoned at some point in their lives growing up in an unstable environment.

The syndrome is named after the Greek philosopher, Diogenes of Sinope. It is almost ironic when you find out that the philosopher was actually a minimalist!

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