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Compulsive hoarding - Wikipedia


Compulsive hoarding, also known as hoarding disorder, is a pattern of behavior that is characterized by excessive acquisition and an inability or unwillingness to discard large quantities of objects...

Hoarding: The Basics | Anxiety and Depression Association of ...


People hoard because they believe that an item will be useful or valuable in the future ... Hoarding also causes anger, resentment, and depression among family  ...

Hoarding disorder Causes - Mayo Clinic


May 8, 2014 ... It's not clear what causes hoarding disorder. Genetics, brain chemistry and stressful life events are being studied as possible causes.

The Psychology Behind Hoarding | Psychology Today


Sep 5, 2014 ... Understanding the causes and symptoms of chronic hoarding may help ... estimates that one in every 50 people struggle with severe hoarding.

Inside the Hoarder's Brain: A Unique Problem with Decision-Making ...


Aug 7, 2012 ... Why do some people find it impossible to get rid of old newspapers and junk mail , and end up hoarding them instead? New research suggests ...

What Is Hoarding? Definition, Signs, Treatments - WebMD


“Lots of people may acquire things they don't need, but if it's not the sort of thing that causes an inability to function adequately, we don't call it hoarding. If they're  ...

Hoarding: A Compulsive Mental Disorder


Mar 30, 2010 ... Doctors point to a number of potential causes for hoarding. .... Just looking at the immense mess is enough to depress most people. There is ...

What Causes Hoarding? - Live Science


Aug 18, 2010 ... Some people develop hoarding tendencies after experiencing a ... While the exact cause of hoarding is not known, having certain other ...

Hoarding disorder - NHS Choices


Hoarding disorders are challenging to treat, because many people who hoard ... as their difficulties discarding objects can not only cause loneliness and mental ...