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Link between having clutter and depression?

Discussion in 'Mental Health Disorders' started by Dude111, Apr 3, 2011.

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  1. Dude111

    Dude111 Well-Known Member

  2. gakky1

    gakky1 Well-Known Member

    ^^ Thanks for that, I'm a clutter kind of person though it's an organized clutter. Actually don't like it either way, don't like too much clutter but on the other hand really don't like things all neat and tidy, sort of in-between is my state and sort of like it that way regardless of what they say.:eek:hmy:
  3. bluegrey

    bluegrey Antiquities Friend

    I just helped a hoarder friend and sufferer of depression clear out her apartment. I never thought of the link between accumulating things to insulate yourself from depressed feelings yet the chaos of the clutter worsening depression.
  4. Terry

    Terry Antiquities Friend Staff Alumni

    Well thats me cured! All I need do is set light to me bedroom and problem solved :laugh:
  5. Dude111

    Dude111 Well-Known Member

    It would be nice if this helped everyone whos feeling depressed :)
  6. peacelovingguy

    peacelovingguy Well-Known Member

    I'm more at the stage were I'll not bother doing the dishes sometimes.

    But I've sometimes fell into the routine were the depression is such that your not as sensitive to clutter and mess as you would be if feeling tip top, or even 3/10 on the tip top scale.

    If I never downloaded music I'd be living in a CD shop.

    Small mercies....
  7. Leiaha

    Leiaha Well-Known Member

    AHA!!! I have actually noticed this in myself. If I am surrounded by clutter/untidiness I feel a lot more depressed than usual but, yes, when thoroughly depressed it's hard to get motivated to clean! The answer is make sure the last thing you do each night is a quick tidy so you don't wake up to a mess LOL thats what I do :)

    Lea x x x
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