We are all hoarders but for some it spirals out of control

Paul Salkovskis, Sinead Lambe

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Abstract

Hoarding looks weird and is often cruelly parodied on television, where shows suggest that the solution to a compulsive desire to keep stuff is simply a matter of heroically chucking it out. But for those of us studying and working with people who hoard, it’s clear that for most of them this isn’t enough – not even close. It’s a bit like trying to help someone with depression, for example, by asking them to simply smile and get better.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jan 2015

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