Florida Hoarding Resources

September 27th, 2018 by

Hoarding is classified in DSM 5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) as a separate from OCD. Compulsive hoarding affects approximately 700,000 to 1.4 million people in the US

Understanding Hoarding

Signs of Hoarding

  • Buildup of clutter that blocks either pathways, furniture, or entire rooms
  • Overwhelmed or loss of energy feeling upon seeing or entering a room with clutter
  • Not letting anyone inside including repairmen and avoiding inviting anyone over
  • A need to take free items (condiment & sugar packets, flyers) regardless of need
  • Losing important items in the clutter like bills, legal documents, and favorite items
  • A purchasing items without an immediate need or stocking up unnecessarily
  • Replacing a new appliance and putting it next to the broken one

Hoarding Therapists

  • ABCT – Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
    http://www.findcbt.org/xFAT/index.cfm
  • ADAA – Anxiety and Depression Association of America https://members.adaa.org/search/custom.asp?id=4685
  • IOCDF – International OCD Foundation
    https://iocdf.org/find-help/

Community Resources

  • Lee County – http://leehoardingtaskforce.com/
  • Pasco County – http://www.pascocountyfl.net/2846/Hoarding-Task-Force
  • Volusia County Hoarding Task Force – contact Richard Lovett by email at rlovett@deltonafl.gov, or call 2-1-1
  • http://www.myflfamilies.com/service-programs/adult-protective-services
  • https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/groups/florida

Online Resrouces

  • https://www.reddit.com/r/hoarding
  • https://www.reddit.com/r/ChildofHoarder/
  • https://hoardingcleanup.com/chat_room
  • https://hoardingcleanup.com/message_board
  • http://childrenofhoarders.com/wordpress/?page_id=3968

Hoarding Facts

  • Hoarding is linked to a traumatic event, childhood abuse, or neglect
  • There are different types of hoarding.
  • Hoarding runs in the family.
  • Hoarding can affect the mind causing stress, anxiety, and loss of energy.
Florida Hoarding Resources

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