Diogenes syndrome in a patient with obsessive-compulsive disorder without hoarding

Leonardo F. Fontenelle

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Diogenes syndrome (DS) is characterized by self-neglect, classically portrayed by a filthy personal appearance, dirty home, and hoarding of rubbish. We report a patient with DS who presented obsessive-compulsive disorder and Tourette syndrome in the absence of hoarding. We suggest that hoarding may be a symptom of the conditions that are frequently comorbid with DS, but is not one of its fundamental features.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)288-290
Number of pages3
JournalGeneral Hospital Psychiatry
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Diogenes syndrome
  • Hoarding
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Tourette syndrome

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