A 24-year-old female asked about a 43-year-old female:
What causes hoarding and how is it treated?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
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.
4.6k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
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.
4.5k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Apr 3, 2016
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