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DEFINITIONS OF HOARDING:

1-The acquisition of, and failure to discard a large number of objects that
are useless or of limited value;

2-Living spaces sufficiently cluttered so as to preclude activities for which
those spaces were designed;

3-Significant distress or impairment in functioning caused by this behavior.
Some Common Reasons Why People Hoard:

The following reasons of why people hoard are closely linked. Although they
appear to be somewhat similar, they still have distinct differences. These
are only a few reasons people hoard.

1-Sentimental Value:  Sentimental value is one of the criteria that most of us
keep anything. The value is subjective. The item feels as if it has become a
part of you or a loved one. It's not just an
object. This is typical among the
elderly who are lonely after the children are gone and a spouse has died.

Common Misconception:  If I discard it, I'm discarding a part of myself or
someone I love.

2-Difficulty Making Decisions:  Not having to decide about discarding
something means you can't make a mistake. It's the thought process that,
"I can't go wrong if I don't make a choice."  By thinking this way, the person
never has to face the, "What if I may need this someday?"

Common Misconception: If I decide to throw something away, I might be
making the wrong choice.
3-Responsibility:  Unlike procrastination, hoarders tend to feel
hyper-responsible for everything and everyone around them. They
accumulate items
just in case someone needs it.

Common Misconception:  If I decide to throw something away, I might be
making the wrong decision.
The Hoarder:

People who compulsively hoard will likely struggle with the decision to
throw away items. They feel strong urges to save items, buy, or acquire
many  more items than they'd ever need. They procrastinate or avoid tasks,
tend to be indecisive, perfectionist, or disorganized.

Hoarding also has a strong genetic component. You're more likely to
compulsively hoard if a close family member does.

In one study, 30 hoarders and 30 non-hoarders were tested to measure the
ways they processed information. Compared to the other group, hoarders
were found to be less attentive and more impulsive, but slower to react.

So, for someone who hoards, the choices about what items to buy, where to
put them, how much they'll be used, and other everyday decisions about
"stuff" become challenging to the point of being impossible to make.  
Instead of making choices, they keep it all and run out of places to put it all.

1-Infestations due to rodents and insects being attracted to the food and
garbage.

2-Piles of old clothes, magazines, newspapers, etc., become a fire hazard.

3-Often firefighters, ambulance, and other emergency personnel cannot find
their way through the piles to assist the person.

4-Increase risk of structural damage from too much weight on floors and
walls.

5-The lack of regular home maintenance can result in the loss of running
water, heat, or refrigeration.

6-Toilets and sinks may be unusable or inaccessible.

7-Hoarding also increases the risk of injury. Stacked items can fall on
someone or they can cause people to trip and fall.

The most famous example of a compulsive hoarder was Langley Collyer who,
between 1933 and 1948, filled a mansion on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan with
120 tons of refuse, junk, and human waste. He would prowl the streets of
Manhattan at night looking for items to rescue from the trash.  Both he and
his invalid brother, Homer, were found dead among possessions that
included 11 pianos and all the components of a Model T Ford. Langley was
actually crushed by a falling heap of heavy items he had rigged as a booby
trap for burglars. Due to the amount of items in the house, Langley Collyer
had been crawling through tunnels to take care of his brother Homer (who
was paralyzed and blind) and apparently, got caught in one of his traps and
killed. While Homer was found as soon as the police made their way to his
room (he starved to death); Langley was not found until a month later buried
under the debris.

Since hoarding is unique to each person, there is no set number of
appointments to be made or a package to purchase. Each case is based on
the individual needs. The number of appointments required will vary.
MEDICAL DISCLAIMER:

All information on this site is of a general nature and is furnished for your knowledge and understanding only.
This information is not to be taken as medical or other health advice pertaining to your specific health and medical condition(s).
Please consult a medical professional for medical advice.

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