Hoarding

  • Inability to throw away possessions.
  • Severe anxiety when attempting to discard items.
  • Great difficulty categorizing or organizing possessions.
  • Indecision about what to keep or where to put things.
  • Distress, such as feeling overwhelmed or embarrassed by possessions.
  • Suspicion of other people touching items.
  • Obsessive thoughts and actions such as fear of running out of an item or of needing it in the future, checking the trash for accidentally discarded objects, such as paper clips.
  • Functional impairments include loss of living space, social isolation, family or marital discord, financial difficulties, and health hazards.

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Mikael Wagner

Mikael Wagner

Mikael Wagner is a communications project manager with focus on health promotion, public relations , marketing and focus group facilitation.