What is Hoarding?

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Hoarding is a debilitating disorder that is characterised by the acquisition of a large number of items and an inability to discard these items to the point that living spaces become so cluttered they cannot be used for their intended purpose (Frost & Hartl, 1996). Additionally this disorder causes the individual distress and/or impairment in their normal daily functioning, often having a flow on affect to others within the environment.

  • It is thought that approximately 2-5% of the Australian population have ...
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