This article was created with Satwant Singh, a Psychiatric Nurse who specialises in working with hoarders and a cognitive behavioural therapist. He began the UK's first treatment Group for Hoarders.
Some people can’t throw anything away. Ever! That can be a problem for everyone else. Not only does hoarding affect the hoarder but it also affects the children or animals that is close to them. Hoarding drugs is bad medicine, even if your intentions are good.
As part of cognitive behavioral therapy, you may learn to identify and challenge thoughts and beliefs related to acquiring and saving items, Learn ways to enhance motivation for change, declutter your home during in-home visits by a therapist or professional organizer, attend family or group therapy.
When does cluttered turn to hoarding? This article describes how hoarding begins in society. Examples of symptoms can include cluttered living spaces, inability to discard items, keeping stacks of newspapers, magazines, or junk mail, moving items from one pile to another without discarding anything, acquiring unneeded or seemingly useless items, including trash.
A form of obsessive-compulsive disorder, hoarding is characterized by a fear of making mistakes in what to keep or discard similar to things that need to be kept or thrown away. This article will help better understand DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria for Hoarding Disorder.
This article is about how hoarding can lead to such a bad living environment you could die.I f parting with possessions is a serious problem, you can now be officially diagnosed with hoarding disorder. There is also some help you can get if you need it.