September 8, 2019

Where To Get Help For Hoarding Disorder

In Australia there are around 1.2 million people who meet the diagnostic (under the Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders – DSM-5) for a compulsive hoarding disorder and counting those undiagnosed the estimate is as high as 6% of the population Criteria for a diagnosis include Difficulty discarding items regardless of their actual value A perceived need to save the items and associated distress at the idea of discarding them Clutter that prevents the home being used for its intended purpose. […]