Publication: How To Get Hoarders Into Treatment
Feb 19, 2009 | Author: By Fugen Neziroglu, Ph.D., ABBP & Katharine Donnelly, M.A.
While compulsive hoarding may be observed in individuals with or without Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), compulsive hoarding is typically conceptualized on the OCD spectrum. However, unique clinical obstacles interfere with treatment attendance, compliance, and disclosure of hoarding symptoms, distinguishing hoarding among other obsessive-compulsive symptoms. It has been estimated that between one quarter and one third of obsessive-compulsive disordered individuals exhibit symptoms of compulsive hoarding or acquisition.