Signs of a hoarder might be difficult to detect until the situation is more serious. Until an entire floor space is taken over in a room, you might think that the person you are living with is just a little untidy.
The condition is much more common that most people realize. People with psychological conditions, such as schizophrenia, dementia, and other mental disorders can show signs of hoarding, as well. This is why it is important to address this issue at earlier stages.
How Does Hoarding Start
For hoarders, the problems can develop without any other psychological symptoms. This makes it that much more difficult for them to realize that they have any issues, because they might think and act otherwise normal. Yet, this is often connected to depression and OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder).
Signs of a Hoarder
Having awareness for the signs of a hoarder is the primary step towards treatment and a solution. Unfortunately, some hoarders live alone, and they are very secretive about their condition. They forbid people to visit their homes and keep most of the clutter out of view from anyone outside their homes.
People who are living with a hoarder have troubles dealing with the issue and put it off, because of guilt or shame.
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