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Aug 07

How can Poor Hygiene be an Indicator of Mental Health Issues?

To reduce the risk of infection in your body, you should keep your hands, face, teeth and body clean. Washing your hands correctly is one of the best ways to stay away from germs and bacteria. It majorly helps to avoid diarrhoea and respiratory diseases including influenza. With the right practice of washing hands, we can prevent around one million deaths from infectious diseases all over the world. Personal hygiene helps to reduce contagious skin diseases like trachoma. Talking about dental hygiene, it helps to reduce the risk of dental caries and periodontal diseases which includes oral and cardiovascular health.

Inadequate hygiene practices are directly linked to mental status. As per the surveys conducted, psychological distress, unhappiness, low self-esteem, society pressure are linked with poor personal hygiene. The psychological issue can affect the person’s capability and motivation of performing the essential hygiene practices. As per the definition of World Health Organization, good health is a state of mental, social and physical well-being. Any of the conditions that affect our mental health decreases both personal well-being and well-being of communities. Many surveys have been conducted to understand the connection between hygiene and psychological health and also hygiene and social health. The goal of these surveys was to understand and examine the relation between hygiene practices and mental health among the intermediate school, in which students had participated in Global School-based Student Health Survey (GSHS).

To perform oral hygiene or schedule a bath, the maximum a family member can do is to keep soap and towel out as a reminder. Making them understand all these things on a daily basis can sometimes lead to some aggressive actions from their end. Psychological disorders like borderline personality disorder or schizophrenia mostly lead to poor hygiene and lack of interest in hygiene. As per the website Mental Health.com, poor hygiene is a red signal for major depressive and psychological disorders.

Elders, parents, teachers who observe a change in the hygiene status of a  teenager, should consider this as an indication of a new mental health issue which needs to be treated clinically. Providing them right treatment at the right time can help them to come out of this disorder at an early stage. Keeping a waterless shampoo and hand wash around them can at least help them to clean themselves without moving from their place and without accessing water. In such conditions, elders, parents, and teachers should educate them more about waterless bath which requires less effort and time and will help equally in maintaining their hygiene.

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