• There is obviously an element of obsession involved in hoarding, but it also presents in unique ways and requires distinctive treatments. (wikihow.com)
  • Major features of hoarding include not being able to use living quarters in the capacity of which it is meant, having difficulty moving throughout the home due to the massive amount of possessions, as well as having blocked exits that can pose a danger to the hoarder and their family and guests. (wikipedia.org)
  • Awareness of hoarding as a phenomenon has grown due to cable TV shows and other media exposure, but it is still often misunderstood. (wikihow.com)
  • Although they are now defined as distinct conditions, hoarding and OCD overlap in about twenty to forty percent of cases. (wikihow.com)
  • Through behavior modification and cognitive behavioral therapy, you can give voice to your depression, stress or anxiety while helping to find healthy ways to reduce your stress, relax, and self manage your hoarding. (obsessiveanxiety.com)
  • In normal subjects, the provocation of hoarding-related anxiety activates the ventral prefrontal regions and the left amygdala, but the reason behind this is unknown. (slideplayer.com)
  • Hoarding has a genetic component, but researchers suspect that what's inherited is not a compulsion to keep stuff, per se, but rather a crippling indecisiveness, says David Tolin, Ph.D. , Director of the Anxiety Disorders Center in Hartford, Connecticut. (huffingtonpost.com)
  • During most of the first season, the hoarder worked with either a psychiatrist/psychologist, a professional organizer, or an "extreme cleaning specialist," each of whom specialized in some aspect involving the treatment of obsessive compulsive disorders, anxiety disorders, and/or hoarding. (wikipedia.org)
  • Often treated with SSRIs or cognitive behavioural therapy, but these treatments have been met with poor success when directed towards hoarding. (slideplayer.com)
  • Focusing difficulties are correlated with hoarding, and Muroff's preliminary research results confirm that young adults who report attention problems are more. (huffingtonpost.com)
  • We studied candidate serotonergic genes and the distinctness of hoarding in children and adolescents and hypothesized that unique gene variants would be associated with hoarding alone. (cdc.gov)
  • Researchers are working to better understand hoarding as a distinct mental health problem. (treatment4addiction.com)
  • Researchers have learned that treating hoarding with the same drugs and therapies used to treat OCD doesn't work that well and have developed specialized therapies, Muroff adds. (huffingtonpost.com)
  • One day in 2010, Charbit, then a neuroscience graduate student at University College London, Googled "the opposite of hoarding" and "clutter phobia. (obsessiveanxiety.com)
  • On the one hand, your hoarding can isolate you from others who find it uncomfortable and stressful to be surrounded by clutter. (obsessiveanxiety.com)
  • The Activities of Daily Living in Hoarding (ADL-H) scale is a series of questions inquiring about how much clutter interferes with the patient's ability to complete standard daily activities such as bathing, dressing, and preparing meals. (medscape.com)
  • Both cleaning and decluttering can be positive behaviors, she says, but become a problem when they're driven by obsessive thoughts. (obsessiveanxiety.com)
  • According to DSM-IV-TR, when hoarding is extreme, clinicians should consider a diagnosis of OCD and may diagnose both OCPD and OCD if the criteria for both are met. (treatment4addiction.com)
  • Family members become upset at the hoarding, and may become isolated themselves, becoming too embarrassed to invite guests over. (ementalhealth.ca)
  • In a previous study conducted by our group in the same sample, we identified a significant association between 5-HTTLPR and hoarding in males. (cdc.gov)
  • Top findings are in line with our former study, suggesting that individuals with hoarding alone were driving previous results. (cdc.gov)
  • 4 Introduction Animal studies suggest that hoarding may be mediated by the ventromedial striatum, globus pallidus, and medial dorsal thalamus, which are all structures linked to human OCD. (slideplayer.com)
  • Electrical stimulation and lesioning studies also show that the anterior cingulate gyrus, hypothalamus, hippocampus, and the septum play mediation roles of hoarding in rodents. (slideplayer.com)