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What is Compulsive Hoarding?

Compulsive Hoarding Compulsive hoarding is a complex psychological disorder that can significantly disrupt a person’s life. Hoarding occurs when a person acquires and saves possessions that have either little or no value (or have some perceived value), and the person then has great difficulty in discarding their possessions. This usually results in clutter. Hoarding behavior can often lead to other

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What is Body Dysmorphic Disorder?

WHAT IS BODY DYSMORPHIC DISORDER? Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a condition that involves an intense preoccupation with a particular aspect(s) of physical appearance in a normal appearing person. Although individuals can become preoccupied with any aspect of their appearance, concern with facial features is the most common. Patients may complain, for example, that their nose is too large nose,

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Strategies for Getting Hoarders into Treatment

While compulsive hoarding may be observed in individuals with or without Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), compulsive hoarding is typically conceptualized on the OCD spectrum.  However, unique clinical obstacles interfere with treatment attendance, compliance, and disclosure of hoarding symptoms, distinguishing hoarding among other obsessive-compulsive symptoms.  It has been estimated that between one quarter and one third of obsessive-compulsive disordered individuals exhibit symptoms

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