What are the signs of Compulsive Hoarding?
  • Difficulty getting rid of or organizing items
  • A large amount of clutter that makes it difficult to use furniture or move around the home
  • Losing important items like money or bills in the clutter
  • Unusually strong positive feelings (joy, delight) when getting new items or unusually strong negative feelings (guilt, anger, fear) when considering getting rid of items
  • Strong beliefs that items are valuable or may be useful some time in the future, even when other people do not want them
  • Denial of a problem even when the clutter clearly interferes with a person's life and safety

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1. What is Compulsive Hoarding?
2. Who struggles with Hoarding behavior?
3. What are the signs of Compulsive Hoarding?
4. What are the dangers of Hoarding?
5. Is there help for those who Hoard?
6. How can I help a Hoarding friend or family member?