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Hoarders Relationship with "Stuff"


Up to a third of those with OCD are hoarders, and it is important to understand their relationship with items, things, "stuff":

"According to Randy Frost, a psychology professor at Smith College in Northampton, Mass., hoarding affects up to a third of the 2 to 3% of the population who suffer from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

Hoarding is a form of OCD and can interfere with an individual’s emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. It can also present as a public health and safety risk, increasing the risk of fire due to piles of paper lying about.

Hoarders feel a relationship with all their “stuff” whether it be papers, collectables, or pets. Often they are not even aware they have a problem due to denial."

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