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When Compulsive Showering Is a Coping Strategy for Trauma

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I have often heard people discuss the struggle of showering when they are depressed. Basic self-care and hygiene can be truly exhausting when you are just trying to stay alive.

However, I’m not sure I’ve personally ever heard of anyone else who has the opposite issue, namely compulsive showering. I am one of those people.

If I do not shower first thing in the morning I literally cannot function. It doesn’t just put me in a bad mood; it completely deregulates me emotionally.

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