OCD and Hoarding Differences

Hoarding used to be classified under Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) as a symptom, but under the new edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders or DSM-5, hoarding is now classified on its own under the category of “Obsessive … Continue reading

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Florida Hoarding Resources

Florida Hoarding Resources

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 … Continue reading

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The Dangers of Hoarding

The Dangers of Hoarding

Hoarding can be very dangerous to your health, mental state, and your home. Hoarding dangers can include: mold growth, bug infestations, structural damage, and tripping hazards. Hoarding has been known to also overwhelm the mind, cause stress, anxiety, and drain … Continue reading

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Hoarding 101: Why People Hoard

From the outside looking in, it can be hard to understand hoarding behavior.  Living conditions look uncomfortable, the home can be unsanitary, and the sheer amount of objects impedes a hoarder’s ability to move around and utilize the space in … Continue reading

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Hoarding Advice from the Professionals

Professionals Addressing Concerns of Hoarding Hoarding can impact various aspects of life, producing various dangers and dilemmas including but not limited to tripping hazards, fire hazards, collapsing, biohazards, financial problems, pest problems, and other looming perils depending on the situation … Continue reading

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5 Methods to Help Senior Hoarding

It may seem like the elderly individuals within your life retain so many material items. With age comes great clutter. Often, belongings increase over the years; therefore, the more years a person has within their life, the more possessions they … Continue reading

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When a Significant Other is Hoarding

Hoarding behavior can affect loved ones, not just the individual with hoarding behavior. The loved one who is hoarding has a relationship with his/her belongings, which can impede upon other relationships. Significant others – spouses, fiancés, boyfriends, girlfriends, whatever the … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Understanding Hoarding

Tips For Helping Hoarders Hoarding behavior can be puzzling to many. People may wonder how individuals with hoarding behavior can continue such a lifestyle and habits that produce various difficulties such as physical dangers, social isolation, emotional turmoil, and financial … Continue reading

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What to Do If Parents are Hoarding

Are Your Parents Hoarding? Children generally look up to their parents and may even hold them on a pedestal. Young kids often state they want to grow up to be “just like Mommy or Daddy,” but what happens when mom … Continue reading

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The Dark Side of Hoarding: Depression and Its Relation to Hoarding

Compulsive hoarding condition and clinical depression are two mental conditions, but other than being conditions that affect the mind, some may question, what is the correlation between the two? Someone with depression may exhibit hoarding tendencies, and someone with a … Continue reading

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