Prevalence and Correlates of Hoarding Behavior
in a Community-Based Sample.
According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, hoarding behavior
may present on its own or be a symptom of other underlying conditions such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCPD), attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD) and depression.
Although hoarding disorder is difficult to treat, and very susceptible to relapse, landlords can often work with the tenant to at least control hoarding behavior
to a point where it doesn't present a danger or a general nuisance.
Buried in Treasures: Help for Compulsive Acquiring, Saving, and Hoarding appears in its second updated edition to provide professionals and individuals with keys to understanding hoarding behavior
and managing possessions.
It comes from a psychologist expert on hoarding behavior
and covers interventions and strategies for communicating with a hoarding parent.
Medication for depression or anxiety can help treat some symptoms but not the hoarding behavior
And while we might think of hoarding behavior
as relatively rare--only 2 to 5 percent hoard physical belongings--this is owing to the fact that we've created currency that veils the hoarding of wealth.
in humans can involve pathological self-neglect and is associated with a variety of psychological conditions, particularly obsessive-compulsive disorder (OOD) (Damecour & Charron,1998; Frost, Krause, & Steketee,1996).
The hoarding behavior
causes distress and impaired functioning
Other researchers have examined a link between stressful life events and hoarding behavior
Steketee, Frost, and Kim examined hoarding behavior
in 62 elderly clients known to service agencies, assessing the clients' functional impairment, cognitive deficits, and physical and psychological conditions.
For some elderly people, medical conditions were attributed to hoarding behavior