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Pathological hoarding.
Aust Fam Physician. 2008 Apr; 37(4):237-41.AF

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Compulsive hoarding is defined, in most cases, as 'the inability to resist the urge to acquire possessions and to discard possessions'. Compulsive hoarding has an early age onset, chronic course and significant levels of comorbidity and morbidity.

OBJECTIVE

This article outlines the essential features of compulsive hoarding occurring as a symptom factor of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and alludes to hoarding co-occurring in a range of disorders other than OCD. A test screening for compulsive hoarding is provided.

DISCUSSION

Compulsive hoarding occurs in illnesses other than OCD. Limited treatment studies have been completed only when compulsive hoarding is a symptom factor of OCD. These studies suggest that a pharmacological approach and multimodal cognitive behavioural therapy can achieve a moderate treatment outcome. The illness however is difficult to treat.

Authors+Show Affiliations

School of Psychology, Deakin University, The Melbourne Clinic Consulting Suite, Richmond, Victoria.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18398520

Citation

Jefferys, Don, and Kathleen A. Moore. "Pathological Hoarding." Australian Family Physician, vol. 37, no. 4, 2008, pp. 237-41.
Jefferys D, Moore KA. Pathological hoarding. Aust Fam Physician. 2008;37(4):237-41.
Jefferys, D., & Moore, K. A. (2008). Pathological hoarding. Australian Family Physician, 37(4), 237-41.
Jefferys D, Moore KA. Pathological Hoarding. Aust Fam Physician. 2008;37(4):237-41. PubMed PMID: 18398520.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Pathological hoarding. AU - Jefferys,Don, AU - Moore,Kathleen A, PY - 2008/4/10/pubmed PY - 2008/7/3/medline PY - 2008/4/10/entrez SP - 237 EP - 41 JF - Australian family physician JO - Aust Fam Physician VL - 37 IS - 4 N2 - BACKGROUND: Compulsive hoarding is defined, in most cases, as 'the inability to resist the urge to acquire possessions and to discard possessions'. Compulsive hoarding has an early age onset, chronic course and significant levels of comorbidity and morbidity. OBJECTIVE: This article outlines the essential features of compulsive hoarding occurring as a symptom factor of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and alludes to hoarding co-occurring in a range of disorders other than OCD. A test screening for compulsive hoarding is provided. DISCUSSION: Compulsive hoarding occurs in illnesses other than OCD. Limited treatment studies have been completed only when compulsive hoarding is a symptom factor of OCD. These studies suggest that a pharmacological approach and multimodal cognitive behavioural therapy can achieve a moderate treatment outcome. The illness however is difficult to treat. SN - 0300-8495 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18398520/Pathological_hoarding_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/obsessivecompulsivedisorder.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -