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Hoarding Disorder

Julia Riddle, Paul Nestadt, M.D., Jack Samuels, Ph.D.
Hoarding Disorder is a topic covered in the Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide.

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  • Persistent difficulty discarding personal possessions, even those of apparently little value, leading to substantial clutter that inhibits the normal use of space for basic functions like cooking, cleaning, moving around the house, and sleeping; the symptoms cause clinically significant distress and/or impairment in functioning.[1]
  • See figure illustrating compulsive hoarding.

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Last updated: June 10, 2017


Riddle, Julia, et al. "Hoarding Disorder." Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide, 2017. Johns Hopkins Guide, www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Psychiatry_Guide/787061/all/Hoarding_Disorder.
Riddle J, Nestadt P, Samuels J. Hoarding Disorder. Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide. 2017. https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Psychiatry_Guide/787061/all/Hoarding_Disorder. Accessed May 25, 2019.
Riddle, J., Nestadt, P., & Samuels, J. (2017). Hoarding Disorder. In Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide. Available from https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Psychiatry_Guide/787061/all/Hoarding_Disorder
Riddle J, Nestadt P, Samuels J. Hoarding Disorder [Internet]. In: Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide. ; 2017. [cited 2019 May 25]. Available from: https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Psychiatry_Guide/787061/all/Hoarding_Disorder.
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