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Hoarding Disorder

Vasanthan Palanisamy

Keywords : Hoarding disorder, Intensive treatment, Obsessive and compulsive disorder

Citation Information : Palanisamy V. Hoarding Disorder. 2022; 15 (4):81-83.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10084-13158

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 09-03-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Hoarding disorder is a persistent difficulty discarding or parting with possessions because of a perceived need to save them. This condition comes under obsessive and compulsive disorder (OCD) and a person with hoarding disorder experiences distress at the thought of getting rid of the items. Excessive accumulation of items, regardless of actual value, occurs. People with hoarding disorder may not see it as a problem, making treatment challenging. But intensive treatment can help people with hoarding disorder understand how their beliefs and behaviors can be changed so that they can live safer and more enjoyable lives.

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