self-neglect


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self-neglect

Psychology The relative lack of self-care, especially common in the elderly, who live alone and cannot provide for themselves and/or maintain physical and/or mental health
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Self-neglect was almost three times more likely to occur in family members with high codependency than in those with low codependency.
Even if ISIS is annihilated, the fact that many parts of the Muslim world have been in terrible shape for 1,000 years in terms of all sorts of deprivation, self-neglect and ignorance, many new types of ISIS could easily emerge.
This is commonly seen in geriatric or demented patients who suffer from self-neglect and its extreme form has been called the Diogenes syndrome.
Psychological abuse was the most frequently reported at 29%, followed by financial abuse and self-neglect at 21%, neglect at 15% and physical abuse at 12%.
Mary Parenteau, protective services manager of Elder Services Worcester, said one-fifth of the self-neglect cases that come into her office are related to phone scams, in which the victim's life savings were whittled down to nothing.
Topics include individual challenges, collective challenges, competing interpretations, clienthoods in contention, listening and the paradox of autonomy in elderly care homes, the role of parents in child welfare services and their take on what is the problem, drug users resisting institutional identities, psychiatric diagnoses as an elective action in a residential therapeutic community, the de-problematization of troubled lives, dealing with imagined weight, cases of self-neglect by elders, a labor activation program, reconstructing the system in a remand prison, occupational identity and sexual assault, tenability troubles and psychological problems in practice, and sex offender registration and notification.
Gradual deterioration in their condition leads to social disability, an inability to work, self-neglect and self-harm, and, in some cases, harm to others or to public order.
Carlene was unfortunately a victim of self-neglect.
The woman's situation appeared synonymous with what is called Diogenes syndrome -- a psychological disorder that involves hoarding of rubbish and severe self-neglect.
Psychosis was characterized by positive loading for bizarre behavior, unusual thought content, hallucinations, disorientation, conceptual disorganization, mannerisms and posturing, distractibility, and self-neglect.
A systematic pattern of home neglect is really a form of self-neglect," says Dr.
There's a link between self-neglect, depression, de-socialisation, and loss of intellectual and emotional capabilities in women in prison.