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Old 11-09-2011, 07:20 PM   #41
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I don't know enough about it to know if this is a psychological illness or not.
While DSM-IV-TR does not list hoarding as a specific disorder in its own right, that apparently will be changed in the next revision (DSM-V).Make of that what you will.

An argument could be made that it is getting to the point where the APA formally acknowledges just about any sort of behaviour as a specific mental disorder. As the saying has it, "to a man with a hammer, everything looks like a nail".

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Old 11-10-2011, 08:27 AM   #42
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What a morally bankrupt profession, though I suppose there are very few financial bankruptcies among the practitioners.


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Old 11-10-2011, 08:37 AM   #43
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I believe the professional say Hoarding is normally a result of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). It is a coping mechanism to deal with some sort of stress or incident in their lives.

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