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Hoarding Looked at as Distinctive Disorder


Hoarding is currently seen as post of OCD, but professionals considering it to be classified as its own disorder:

"Over the past couple of years, hoarding has captured the fascination of many.

First, it was featured on several of the major talk shows including Oprah and now there is even an A&E television series dedicated entirely to the strange behaviour of hoarding.

Video footage of rooms piled to the ceiling with old newspapers, food boxes, balls of wool and scraps of virtually any sort makes us cringe.

We wonder what compels these people to collect so much seemingly worthless stuff that it literally takes over entire homes and makes it nearly impossible to function normally?

Hoarding is the persistent difficulty in discarding or parting with possessions regardless of their worth.

Until recently hoarding was officially classified as a sub-criteria or symptom of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), but it is now being recommended for inclusion as a separate disorder in an upcoming revision to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)."

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