Hoarding Disorder: More Than Just a Problem of Too Much Stuff

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Compulsive or problematic hoarding behaviors occur in a variety of neuropsychiatric disorders, including obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), schizophrenia, and dementia. Such behaviors have until recently been considered as a subtype of OCD, despite the fact that clinicians and researchers have long known that these symptoms often occur independently of OCD or other neuropsychiatric disorders. However, with the publication of DSM, hoarding disorder (HD) has at long last achieved recognition as a clinical syndrome in its own right.

J Clin Psychiatry 2014;75(8):893–894