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A 41-year-old member asked:

Please tell me what causes hoarding behaviour?

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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Sense of loss: (Usually), which may or may not make sense to an observer, but to patient, they are compelled to have "it" and there is never enough. Needs psychological intervention and care to help address root cause and attempt to re-educate to reduce (and eventually eliminate) the behavior.

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