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What causes hoarding and how is it treated?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
OCD: Could be a symptom of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Is a treatable condition. Rec. Talk to your pcp, mental health provider and social worker to improve the quality of life.
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
It's Complicated: For a thorough answer to your question, check out this page on the website of the international ocd foundation: http://bit.Ly/kqv4tl and for a sensitive look into the lives of people struggling with hoarding, see matt paxton's book "the secret lives of hoarders." hear matt speak about his book here: http://bit.Ly/lrdg78.
Dr. Linda Kondilis
Clinical Psychology 10 years experience
Great book
Jan 25, 2014

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