Hoarding and Addiction Help

People with a form of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) called hoarding are sometimes the subject of ridicule, loathing, and… reality TV shows. In this context, it is hard to see hoarding as a serious mental health issue necessitating particular treatment to address the OCD and the addictive aspects of this disorder. Signs of hoarding disorders include impulsive or compulsive shopping, endlessly searching for particular pieces to fill a collection, and refusing to throw away anything. Treatment may include one-on-one therapy, group therapy, medications, and family counseling. Treatment for drug addiction may need to be an additional consideration. Each situation requires a different approach.

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