Waunakee Library Hand Out

February 12, 2019

An Introduction to Hoarding Disorder

 

Stay positive. Be patient. Practice empathy and compassion.

DO NOT JUDGE. A person who hoards often experiences a lot of shame.

 

Possible factors in development of Hoarding Disorder: Scarcity, OCD/anxiety, depression, ADHD/Adult ADHD, grief/loss, autism, traumatic brain injury.

 

Hoarding Disorder can be progressive with age. 

 

Objects are important to client so treat items with respect.

 

Reasons to keep objects: Utilitarian, sentimental, beauty, scarcity.

 

Check in on your neighbors, coworkers, friends, family members.

 

Remember that if it was just about the stuff, all clean outs would have successful outcomes.

 

Resources:

 

https://www.facebook.com/BeConstantlyCurious/videos/137386723594045/

“Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things” by Randy O. Frost, Gail Steketee

 

“The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing,” Marie Kondo

 

Clutter image rating 1 to 9 http://hoardingdisordersuk.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/clutter-image-ratings.pdf

 

https://clutterersanonymous.org

 

https://hoardingdisordersuk.org

 

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