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 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

Community Resources

Online Resrouces

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.


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Thu, 09/27/2018 - 09:11 by Kenneth Donnelly