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The Psychology Behind Hoarding

Up to The 5% rate is 2X the STATS ON HOARDERS O 5% rate of OCD and 4X of the world pop. displays clinical hoarding. the rate of bipolar and schizophrenia disorders. of hoarders engage 15% in excessive buying. excessively acquire 50% free items. CHARACTERISTICS OF A HOARDER 15% acknowledge that their behavior iş irrational, Acquiring large numbers of useless items and neglecting or refusing to get rid of them. Hoarders are 3X as likely to be overweight or obese. - Cluttering living spaces to the point that they can't be used for their intended purpose. CAUSES 1 Being unable to return borrowed items, sometimes leading to theft. Evolution 50% of hoarders Some speculate that hoarding was once advantageous, and has been preserved in certain family lines. Genetics Genetic factors Family grow up with a hoarding family member. account for 50% of hoarding variance. FROM COLLECTING TO HOARDING ANATOMY OF A HOARDING HOUSE | 38% Children begin collecting objects at 25 months of age. By age 6, nearly 70% of children collect or store things. 200/ of hoarding cases in Massachusetts 0070 were deemed 'filthy environments'. Blocked Access To Sink Fridge 45% 42% ANIMAL HOARDING Bathtub Toilet 42% 10% Keeping huge amounts of pets without ability to care for them. Subjects are often unaware they're harming the animals. 78% of these homes are heavily littered with garbage. 45% have 'profuse urine or feces in the living spaces'. COMMON PERSONALITY TRAITS - Neuroticism - Depression 1 Anxiety 1 Self-Consciousness 1 Indecisiveness 1 Perfectionism TREATMENT 1 Vulnerability Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Positive results. 70% of patients respond to talk therapy based skills training and motivational interviewing. I Impulsiveness Dowgard Antidepressants Mixed results. Scientists don't fully understand neurological sources of hoarding, so it is difficult to target with medication. Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) Poor results. Subjects forced to throw away large quantities of objects responded poorly and refused further treatment. HOARDING AND OCD HELP AND RESOURCES 18-40% sufferers Delphi Center for Organization of OCD display hoarding as a symptom, though only 5% display it as a primary symptom. International OCD Foundation <20% researchers Many The Humane Society now think hoard- ing and OCD are separate disorders. Children of Hoarders North Star Rescue Created By WWW.PSYCHOLOGYDEGREE.NET Resources bd28a4e04882cb

The Psychology Behind Hoarding

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With two hit TV shows dedicated to chronicling its disastrous impact on human lives, hoarding has become one of the most high-profile psychological conditions in the public eye today. Destroying furni...


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