Things to Know About Compulsive Hoarding

Compulsive hoarding is an anxiety disorder that affects nearly 1.4 million Americans. That number demands more research. There’s a lot to know about hoarding that could help you or a loved one. It is only linked to OCD in some cases. The OCD Collaborative Genetics Study reported that there is a different genetic link between families with OCD and hoarding and those without hoarding, suggesting that hoarding is a subset of OCD. Compulsive hoarding usually starts at a young age, but doesn’t typically become severe until adulthood. Living with a hoarder parent can influence children’s hoarding behavior, but the genetic predisposition to hoard is also a factor.

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By Carrie Rattle

Carrie Rattle is a Principal at, a website for women focused on mind and money behaviors. She has worked in the financial services industry for 20+ years and hopes to inspire women to better prepare themselves for financial independence. Read More