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Anxiety Disorders

10 Surprising Facts About Hoarding

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Hoarding was previously considered a type of obsessive compulsive disorder


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People hoard for a number of different reasons.


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Someone can have a hoarding disorder without having any other mental health diagnosis.


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One common problem for hoarders is the lack of living space.


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People who hoard are often embarrassed about hoarding and don’t want others to come into their home.


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Many people who are hoarders are perfectionists.


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Hoarding can cause difficulties with family members.


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Hoarding is different than collecting.


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Hoarding can begin in childhood or in the teen years,


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Medications used for anxiety are not as effective in treating hoarding.


Eileen Bailey

Eileen Bailey

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Eileen Bailey is an award-winning author of six books on health and parenting topics and freelance writer specializing in health topics including ADHD, Anxiety, Sexual Health, Skin Care, Psoriasis and Skin Cancer. Her wish is to provide readers with relevant and practical information on health conditions to help them make informed decisions regarding their health care.