I Might Be a Hoarder.

hoarding demotivational poster

Yesterday, I attended a sweet ass training on hoarding and all of the levels.  Evidently, there are four.  And up to 10% of the population has Hoarding Disorder, a new diagnosis  that the DSM 5 contains; but that’s an estimated statistic, the current one being 2 – 5%.

To find help, I can go to Clutterer’s Anonymous, but it seems they don’t care much for their name since hoarding isn’t an addiction.  Also, I can join the online support group at http://www.childrenofhoarders.com, but it turns out they aren’t too keen on their name, either.

Want to know if you hoard?  Here are a few questions to ask yourself:

  • Do you go out and get an excessive amount of stuff?
  • Do you have difficulty throwing things away?
  • Are your living spaces, such as your bed, kitchen, toilet, shower, or couch no longer useful because of all the clutter?
  • Are you or someone you know significantly distressed by this?

If you answered yes to at least the last three, chances are high you might be a hoarder.

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