Could you have hoarding disorder? - Hoarding is a serious mental illness that affects 2 to 5% of the population, according to the American Psychiatric Association. Not all people go to the extremes featured in hoarding reality shows, but if clutter is affecting your social life, job, family relationships, or personal safety, you could have a problem. Here's what you need to know. http://www.msn.com/en-us/health/wellness/10-things-to-know-about-compulsive-hoarding/ss-BBm7wLh?ocid=mailsignout
Overcoming Compulsive Hoarding This is a self-help book for people who hoard. It is very easy to read. But you're not supposed to just read this book. The authors provide a structured treatment program designed to change your thoughts, feelings and behaviors about your possessions.
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Hoarding, I know people who found this article useful to stop from hoarding. If you know a hoarder, pass this article to them. http://caringposts.com/2012/02/17/compulsive-hoarding-how-to-stop-hoarding/
Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things - "Randy Frost and Gail Steketee explain the causes and outline the often ineffective treatments for the disorder.They also illuminate the pull that possessions exert on all of us. Whether we’re savers, collectors, or compulsive cleaners, none of us is free of the impulses that drive hoarders to the extremes in which they live." ($12.50 for paperback)