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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Did you know what hoarding is?

Did you know that Hoarding is a psychological disorder characterized by an inability to throw away any items? 

Did you know that Hoarding may be characterized by an individual who continually purchases or acquires new possessions even when they are not needed? 

Did you know that there are also individuals who are obsessed with one particular type of item, and become obsessed with compiling as many things as possible?

Did you know that for example an individual may feel the need to find as many toasters as possible, this is not someone who collects different styles of toasters, but someone who constantly feels the need to find as many toasters as possible regardless of whether or not they actually work?

Did you know that Hoarding can lead to a number of problems that affect all areas of the individual's life?

Did you know that the biggest impact may be on their personal life.

Did you know that most people have seen one of these individuals appear on television on one of the more popular talk shows such as Oprah? 

These individuals are usually experiencing a number of problems in their lives, including their personal lives.

Did you know that hoarding has led to enormous strain on a relationship as well as leading to some serious arguments and fights, in some situations it led to divorces, or the spouse moving out of the home?

Did you that there are also medical problems associated with hoarding especially if the individual holds onto to things for a long period of time?

Did you know that poor ventilation combined with a water problem can cause serious problems that lead to medical problems that may lead to different types of illnesses?

Did you know that Hoarding is generally related to people who have an unhealthy emotional attachment to things that cross their path on a daily basis?

Did you know that another type of hoarding relates to people who have problems with information processing in their brain. With this type of hoarding the person does not feel an attachment, but their brain simply cannot process the difference between trash and treasure? 

Did you know that a hoarder rather than making the mistake of throwing away something they need, the person holds onto everything?

Did you know that one of the reasons that they are hoarders is because they simply cannot decide what can be thrown away and what needs to be saved?

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