They behave like people suffering the deep heartache that leads to hoarding behavior
, but I suspect the attachment is less suffering and more sinister: each entanglement serves a gratifying purpose or two.
A counselor will also be able to evaluate if your hoarding behavior
may be related to an underlying or associated mood or anxiety disorder, such as depression, attention-deficit disorder, or obsessive-compulsive disorder.
But, "I want to highlight that [attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder] is across the board something that seems to come up in child hoarding behaviors
quite a bit, mirroring the adult literature, which is that hoarding behavior
may be much more strongly associated with ADHD than it is with OCD," Jennifer M.
When the hoarding behavior
has created a public nuisance, hoarders and their neighbors will seek legal counsel to resolve property disputes.
On the flip side, those who gain through selfish, hoarding behavior
become more obvious.
has long been considered one of the symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).
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