Hoarding to Receive its Own Clinical Definition
Hoarding has long been classed as part of, or a symptom of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). But as of May 22 hoarding will receive its own clinical definition in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual V (the handbook the American Psychiatric Association uses to diagnose and treat mental illness).
From the Daily Beast:
Hoarding has long been considered a symptom of obsessive-compulsive disorder, but it will get its own clinical definition in the DSM-V. As of May 22, hoarding disorder will be defined as “persistent difficulty discarding or parting with possessions, regardless of their actual value.” According to the APA, hoarding is defined by its harmful emotional, social, and financial effects both on the hoarder and the hoarder’s family members. Some 4 million people in the U.S. are believed to suffer from the disorder.
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