Compulsive hoarding, also known as hoarding disorder, is a behavioral pattern characterized by excessive acquisition of and an inability or unwillingness to discard large quantities of objects that cover the living areas of the home and cause significant distress or impairment.
Wiki Number: W095
Diagnosis: Hoarding Disorder
US Patients: 2-5%
Age Onset: Ages 11-15
Brain Area: anterior ventromedial prefrontal and cingulate cortices or anterior cingulate cortes and insula
Symptoms: excessive acquisition and inability to discard items covering living areas; may create injuries and adverse effects on others
Progression: frequently hoarded: books or animals; many hoarders do not recognize it as a problem
Causes: genetic and stressful life experiences; seeing human-like qualities in objects – and over-value them;
Medications: monoamine uptake inhibitors and antidepressants have shown some positive effects
Therapies: CBT-counseling which addresses motivations for collecting – and for retaining. Home visits help counselors adapt.
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- The Emergence of New-Onset Obsessive and Compulsive Disorder in an Adolescent During COVID-19 Pandemicby Albulena Sejdiu on October 18, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge toll on both the physical and mental health of people around the globe. Neuropsychiatric symptoms, as well as long-term sequelae, have been demonstrated in those afflicted with COVID-19. These symptoms range from cognitive, attention deficit, new-onset anxiety, depression, psychosis, seizures, and post-traumatic stress. Prolonged lockdown led to social isolation which negatively affected the mental well-being of many individuals. This particularly caused a...
- Abnormal Relationships Between Functional Connectivity and Emotional State Point Toward Emotional Dysregulation in Hoarding Disorderby Rosa Grützmann on October 9, 2021
- The association between personality traits and hoarding behaviorsby Mary E Dozier on October 8, 2021
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Hoarding is a behavior that occurs across a variety of disorders, including hoarding disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and schizophrenia. Hoarding is also a normative human behavior within certain contexts, including the recent coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, when individuals became panicked about the availability of products such as toilet paper and antibacterial wipes. Previous research suggests that personality traits and personality disorder symptoms may be...
- Facets of adult attachment style in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorderby Andrea Pozza on September 30, 2021
Literature data did not show univocal evidence in discriminating which form of attachment insecurity is involved in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD): both anxiety and avoidance was related to OCD symptomatology. No study used the Attachment Style Questionnaire (ASQ) that allows for investigation of differentiated facets of attachment anxiety and of avoidance. We investigated: (1) whether individuals with OCD differed from controls in the facets of attachment security (anxiety and avoidance),...