Chronic & Situational Disorganization
What defines chronic disorganization?
Chronic disorganization is disorganization that has been present for a long time indicating a chronic condition.
The disorganization significantly impacts life on a daily basis, affecting the quality of life.
There is a history of failed self-help attempts (such as: buying books on organization and not finishing them or being able to apply the information, doing a clean-out only to have the clutter come back, buying containers and organization products that just become part of the clutter), leading to discouragement.
There is a future expectation of continued disorganization, often resulting in lack of hope.
The causes of chronic disorganization may include brain-based challenges such as ADHD, Executive Function Deficits, Anxiety, Depression, Hoarding Disorder, PTSD, TBI, and more.
Chronic disorganization is different from situational disorganization.
In situational disorganization, there is usually a life event that caused the person to accumulate clutter and/or become disorganized. With situational disorganization, a person can remember a time when they were organized. For example, “I remember, before I took on the new position at work, I was so on top of everything else happening in my life and my house didn’t have all these boxes stacked up, full of stuff.” With chronic disorganization, a person can’t recall a time that they didn’t have a lot of clutter and disorganization in their life.
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