Diogenes

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Di·og·e·nes

 (dī-ŏj′ə-nēz′) Died c. 320 bc.
Greek philosopher and founder of the Cynic school who advocated self-control and the pursuit of virtue through simple living. He is said to have once wandered through the streets of Athens with a lantern in daylight, searching for an honest man.

Diogenes

(daɪˈɒdʒɪˌniːz)
n
(Biography) ?412–?323 bc, Greek Cynic philosopher, who rejected social conventions and advocated self-sufficiency and simplicity of life

Di•og•e•nes

(daɪˈɒdʒ əˌniz)

n.
412?–323 B.C., Greek Cynic philosopher.
Di`o•gen′ic (-əˈdʒɛn ɪk) Di•og`e•ne′an, adj.
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The woman's situation appeared synonymous with what is called Diogenes syndrome -- a psychological disorder that involves hoarding of rubbish and severe self-neglect.
True primary cases of Diogenes syndrome are rare to nonexistent.
The investigators also determined how many patients met the diagnostic criteria for primary Diogenes syndrome, which the authors defined as presence of domestic squalor; evidence of self neglect (LCRS personal hygiene score >4); living alone; evidence of hoarding; and lack of concern about their surroundings.