Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Hoarding: amassing a mess


While most people's homes could use a little tidying up, some decluttering and reorganization of space, others require a major overhaul. And these people are often hoarders.

How do you know if you’re a hoarder? There are actually diagnostic tests from the National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization and, in fact, the disorder has recently been added to the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (the diagnosis and treatment tool used by mental health professionals). But for some, the realization comes when relatives give you a gift certificate for a personal organizer..." More

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