Most people mistake hoarding to collecting, but hoarding is a condition often associated with obsessive-compulsive disorder. A person with this condition has trouble getting rid of items, buying too much, and losing or giving away valuables because their personal spaces are severely cluttered.
The hoarding causes fear that items may have a practical use or value in the future, so you hang on to them. It may get so out of control that your home becomes no longer functional, and even pote... read more
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