Hoarding Disorder

Compulsive Hoarding

Defintion

A persistent difficulty discarding or parting with possessions because of a perceived need to save them.
(Advanced Bio Treatment, 2012)

Symptoms

  • inability to throw away/get rid of possessions
  • severe anxiety when attempting to discard items
  • overwhelmed or embarrassed by possessions

Hoarding affects everyone

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(ScottPierce09, 2009)

Famous Hoarders

Treatments

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Antidepressants

(lin, 2007)