My Husbands Roller Coaster of Proper Hygiene: Is it Depression?Thu, Dec 29th 2011
Hello Dr. Schwartz,
My husband, for the past year, has been lacking interest in his own hygiene. Sometimes he goes for days without bathing and even wears the same clothes. I try to wash them and place out options of clean clothing. Sometimes he eats bit, mostly doesn't, and only sweets and unhealthy choices. He's not over-weight and is in good physical health. However, he lacks going out or doing things with family and friends. Sometimes I'll find him drinking a few beers during the week. This is unlike him and I when I talk to him he responded back with, "I can't f*#¥ have a beers!"
He was in the military and it was determined that he has no PTSD. Still, he goes to work and acts ok with people. I'm concerned and feel that he is in denial. He doesn't want to talk and changes the subject. What's really going on with my husband!??
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