I Need to Buy This Now: The Truth about Compulsive Buying

I haven’t heard of anyone who doesn’t find pleasure in shopping and buying; well maybe not everyone is totally in love with it but it sure does give you that pleasant and gratifying feeling every time. Though a lot of people have been constantly dealing with shopping issues, the women are the more affected group […]

Hoarding Treatment Methods for Compulsive Hoarders

  Compulsive hoarding is a serious condition than what most people think. You might have a grandmother or neighbor who is known to collect the strangest and weirdest objects, which have no significant monetary value. Hoarding should not be mistaken for taking up too much closet space with several pairs of shoes leaving  your spouse with […]

The Basic Principles of Hoarding Disorder

A person is said to be suffering from hoarding disorder when they have a persistent difficulty in parting or discarding possessions. This is regardless of their actual monetary or emotional value. This makes them keep lots of stuff believing that one day they will needed or their value will rise. It usually does not matter […]

Everything You Need to Know about a Compulsive Hoarder

Compulsive hoarding is a common subtype of an obsessive-compulsive disorder.  Many people are guilty of compulsive hoarding.  Hoarders may be compared to pack rats that collect and save things until they accumulate in number.  The effects of being a hoarder go beyond the overstuffed room or home.  Hoarding becomes a serious problem once the ability […]

What Hoarding Statistics Reveal About Compulsive Hoarders

What Is Hoarding? Hoarding is defined as the amassing or stocking of things which can lead to a serious problem if not controlled.  Hoarding statistics show that the behavior is normal and acceptable in society.  However, it can become a serious problem if an individual turns into a compulsive hoarder.  Compulsive hoarding is a serious […]

Hoarding Disorder

The definition of hoarding disorder is characterized into two parts. First of which is the excessive collection of things that have little or no value. The second is the difficulty or inability to discard the acquired things. People diagnosed with hoarding disorder may gather pretty and useful items like picture frames and figurines, to useless […]

Hoarding – When to Seek Medical Help

Hoarding is collecting items in excess and the inability to discard them. In order for it to become a disorder, the person hoarding should be extremely affected. There should be a marked decrease in the quality of life of the hoarder. This might involve interference in the routine activities such as bathing, eating, cooking and […]

The Dangers of Compulsive Hoarding

Compulsive hoarding is a disorder also known as disposophobia or pathological hoarding. Compulsive hoarding is the excessive acquisition of items and the difficulty or inability to discard them. These items are often worthless, unsanitary, considered clutter and anything and everything of little or no value. Compulsive hoarding may be hazardous for anybody who comes and […]

The Definition of a Hoarder

A hoarder is a person that buys, acquires, searches and stores items that have very little or no value.  Some of the most common items that are hoarded include magazines, newspapers, plastic bags, household supplies, clothing and food.  Hoarding leads to a number of negative effects in different areas ranging from social, financial, legal, emotional […]

Steps to get help for Hoarding

  Hoarders should not be left to suffer with the problem as they should get all the help they need as soon as possible. This is because the behavior can lead to serious emotional, physical and psychological damages which could have been avoided at the first place. Below you will find some steps that you […]