Messie syndrome: when external chaos meets internal conflict
Messieism, or messie syndrome, is a mental disorder in which sufferers suffer from a strong passion for collecting things. The result is often excessive hoarding of items and a chaotic, messy living space.
Although the Messie Syndrome is often referred to in the media as “slovenliness”, it is not a crime It is a serious mental illness that can have a negative impact on daily life, health and relationships. Even if the external chaos is obvious, it is only the visible symptom of a deeper, inner conflict that prevents people from letting go and bringing order into their lives.