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Hording has not yet been given it's own diagnosis but it has been found to be much more common in people with underlying psychiatric disorders.
Dr. Rick I haven't received an answer to my question.
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Many times people who are horders are found to have issues with alcohol dependence, ADHD, depression, anxiety or obsessive-compulsive disorder.
If you have someone you are concerned about I would suggest an on site evaluation by a mental health team who deals with this sort of problem.
My guy friend is 78 and has always hung onto things. His garage is full, the barn is full, the house is full. Needless to say he is not married. But I am just curious
I will tell you, however, that this is a very, very difficult issue to successfully treat. It usually requires a combination of psychotherapy and medications
Sounds like a hording problem to me.......
I understand. He says counseling is stupid.
The Mayo Clinic in Rochester Mn has special expertise with cases like your friend but there should be folks who can help in most large cities.
That is one of the problem....they don't see that there is any problem.
But just try going over to his house with a dumpster and start throwing out old junk and you will quickly see how impossible it is for him to part with all those great magazines from 1960
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