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By On May 9th, 2014

Hoarding Disorder May Appear Different In Teens

Hoarding disorder is widely thought of as a condition found in older adults, after time and their inability to discard things build up around them until it chokes their ability to function. However, there are signs that hoarding may start to develop at much younger ages. However, hoarding symptoms may not look the same in…

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By On October 24th, 2013

Holding on and Hoarding

Pema Chodron, a prolific author and Buddhist nun, has stated that “when we feel inadequate and unworthy, we hoard things.”  She goes on to describe that, even though we may be holding on as a way to seek comfort, this actually often ends up causing suffering.  Chodron has also written about holding on to things…

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By On December 28th, 2012

Hoarding and the brain

With the new year quickly approaching, getting organized and finding a way to get rid of clutter may be one of your goals.  The decision of whether or not to keep an object is at the heart of this process.  It is easier for some of us than others, and in extreme circumstances, hoarding can…

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