Do you have a friend or loved one who’s ‘collecting’ has gone a bit too far? Could it be the psychological disorder commonly know as ‘Hoarding’?

John Hart

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Do you have a friend or loved one who’s ‘collecting’ has gone a bit too far? Could it be the psychological disorder commonly know as ‘Hoarding’? Please listen as John Hart, Ph.D., an expert on Hoarding Disorders shares important information on how to recognize when a loved one needs help and how to get that help for them.

Here are 10 things you need to know courtesy of the International OCD Foundation!

1 – What is hoarding disorder (HD)?
2- How is hoarding different from collecting?
3- What are the signs of hoarding disorder?
4- What makes getting rid of clutter difficult for individuals with hoarding disorder?
5- Who struggles with hoarding behavior?
6- What kinds of things do people hoard?
7- What are the effects of hoarding behavior?
8- Can hoarding disorder be treated?
9 – How can I help a friend or family member de-clutter?
10- How do I have a conversation with my friend of family member who is ready to talk about his or her hoarding behavior?
You can get more information on Hoarding and OCD at www.hoarding.iocdf.org .