ADULT MENTAL HEALTH

Hoarding Disorder Treatment

Around 1.2million people are affected by a hoarding disorder

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    What is Hoarding Disorder?

    Hoarding is when the way a person acquires, collects and store things in a way that interferes with day to day life.

    Hoarding disorder is a term that refers to individuals that collect and acquire lots of items and find it exceedingly difficult to stop acquiring, to give away or throw out belongings regardless of their value or use. Most people will have personal items that they consider special and will want to save things because they could come in useful in the future.

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    We believe hoarding should be managed in a safe & sustainable way.
    It’s an approach that helps us work successfully with people suffering from hoarding disorder

    The Impacts Of Hoarding

    Hoarding can have an impact on all areas of an individual’s life and those close to them

    Often those who hoard will have strong beliefs about needing to keep things and may be overly attached to their items, suggestions to give away or throw out items may cause severe anxiety and worry.

    Depending on the severity of the situation Hoarding can impact the individual’s ability to move around their home, access areas and have people in their property. This can mean that relationships become challenging, they may be at an increased risk of isolation and feeling lonely, and difficulties in having repairs may mean that living conditions become untenable affecting their psychical health and quality of life.

    Getting help for Hoarding

    A person may or may not realise they have a hoarding condition

    It is important to be gentle and non-judgmental with someone you suspect may have a problem. Often Hoarders feel intense shame and guilt because of their situation so it is wise to take time to understand that person and their situation in a supportive way. It may be that there are other contributing factors to their hoarding condition such as: depression, anxiety, trauma, OCD and mobility or physical conditions. It is likely that these underlying factors will need to be explored with a professional so that they can address their hoarding condition safely and successfully.

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