Hoarding disorder can have a significant negative emotional, social, financial, and legal impact.
This article provides important information about hoarding disorder, including the symptoms, causes, and treatment options.
People with hoarding disorder may find it difficult or stressful to throw away items that others view as worthless or of little value.
Unlike collectors — who choose to collect a specific type of item — people with hoarding disorder tend to acquire various items. These may include piles of clothes, old magazines, food wrappers, and childhood trinkets.