Adrienne Mc Ginnis
Hoarding Disorder: Where Hoarding Disorder Came from and Where it Will Take YouWhat is Hoarding Disorder? (Also known as hoarding syndrome)
Hoarding—the compulsion to acquire objects coupled with an unwillingness to discard them.
The simplest way to define hoarding disorder is to provide an example. An individual who cannot function in their home due to the extreme amount and extent of clutter is suffering from hoarding disorder. If an individual cannot use their kitchen counters because of the clutter and they are therefore forced to fix food in the bathroom, this individual can be said to be suffering from hoarding disorder. The difference between an individual who has a clutter problem and an individual who is suffering from hoarding syndrome is the severity of the problem. If an individual is able to function in their daily activities with very minimal impact from their clutter they do not have hoarding disorder. Sever Hoarding disorder is considered a subtype of obsessive-compulsive disorder known as obsessive compulsive hoarding..." More