This is a genuine disorder where sufferers create more chaos and clutter in a day than a three-year-old. Scientists have examined the brain and discovered that certain people - once written off as slobs - are unable to make order out of anything. CD sufferers regularly turn projects in late (because they lost them or filed them under a six-foot pile) and have problems completing tasks because, whereas most start at a and move on to b, they start with z. Some believe depression is the root, although it's more likely to be a brain-circuit problem. Many books and organisations offer help, but the simplest solution is to hire a 'professional organiser'.
Previously known as wives, these mostly female experts have created an industry devoted to sorting, filing and organising the CD sufferer's mess.