Mental Health: Hoarding

Graciela Jimenez, Psychotherapist with Care and Counseling at Baptist Health South Florida, says hoarding is an own disorder, but there are some aspects of OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder). "You have some of the obsessive nature of OCD, where you think about the items you are looking at, and your compulsion is that you keep the items. She says, for example, people with this disorder may not be able to get to all of their cleaning products, because they are under the sink and all of the items are in front of the sink, so they are no able to use that part of the room.

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