Hoarders are those who have an uncontrollable urge to accumulate possessions and experience mental anguish at the thought of parting with them. Until 2013, the psychiatry world considered hoarding disorder to be one version of obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD. But new research into people's brains changed all that.
This Is Your Brain On Hoarding
What This Means For Hoarders — And The People Who Love Them
What Turns People Into Hoarders?
It's not OCD—it's something else.
Am I OCD?
It's more than just a need to keep things organized.
Key Facts In This Video
There is a tendency to trivialize and romanticize disorders like obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). 00:14
It is estimated that 176 million people around the world suffer from OCD. 02:35
The World Health Organization once listed OCD as one of the top 20 sources of disability, still it receives very little amounts of research and funding. 03:31
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