hoarding disorder

noun

Definition of hoarding disorder

: a psychological disorder characterized by the persistent accumulation of a variety of items that are often considered useless or worthless by others and by the inability to discard such items without great distress

Note: The accumulation and clutter of items that occur in hoarding disorder lead to significant obstruction and congestion of living areas.

Many people with hoarding disorder benefit significantly from cognitive behavioral therapy, in which a therapist helps reduce clutter and prevent future hoarding.— Robert Ashley The problem with detecting hoarding disorder is the extremely long time-frame in which it manifests. A person may have traits of the disorder early in life, but functional impairment may take a long time to show up.— Anne Halliwell Besides dementia, hoarding disorder is the only mental health disorder that increases in severity and prevalence with age …— Emily Gurnon

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1999, in the meaning defined above

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hoarding disorder

noun

Medical Definition of hoarding disorder

: a psychological disorder characterized by the persistent accumulation of a variety of items that are often considered useless or worthless by others and by the inability to discard such items without great distress regardless of their value

Note: The accumulation and clutter of items that occur in hoarding disorder lead to significant obstruction and congestion of living areas.

The problem with detecting hoarding disorder is the extremely long time-frame in which it manifests. A person may have traits of the disorder early in life, but functional impairment may take a long time to show up.— Anne Halliwel Many people with hoarding disorder benefit significantly from cognitive behavioral therapy, in which a therapist helps reduce clutter and prevent future hoarding.— Robert Ashley Besides dementia, hoarding disorder is the only mental health disorder that increases in severity and prevalence with age …— Emily Gurnon

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