What is Hoarding?
Hoarding is the excessive collection of items, along with the inability to discard them. It’s a specific type of behavior that can have a severe impact on a person’s life.
Symptoms of Hoarding-
Causes of Hoarding-
The exact causes of hoarding are not known.
Risk factors of Hoarding-
Complications of Hoarding-
Diagnosis of Hoarding-
To diagnose hoarding disorder, mental health providers ask questions about compulsions and emotional well-being. He also checks for three main characteristics:
Precautions & Prevention of Hoarding-
There’s no known way to prevent hoarding. Getting treatment at the first sign of a problem may help prevent hoarding from becoming severe.
Treatment of Hoarding-
Homeopathic Treatment of Hoarding-
Homeopathy helps in balancing personality. Homeopathy treats the person as a whole. Treatment is constitutional. It means that homeopathic treatment focuses on the patient as a person, as well as his pathological condition. It balances the energy system, calms mind and improve immunity and body functions. It naturally cures the root cause of disorder. Some of the homeopathic medicines that can be used for treatment of Hoarding are:
Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Hoarding-
Acupuncture has good reputation of treatment in psychoemotional complaints. It calms mind and helps in overcoming psychological issues.
Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy Treatment of Hoarding-
Cognitive behavior therapy is the most common form of psychotherapy used to treat hoarding. It helps in improving your decision-making skills. It also helps you keep up healthy habits. It helps to organize and categorize possessions to help you decide which ones to discard. Hypnotherapy is safe and quick treatment of deep seated psychological issues and barriers.
Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Hoarding-
In the allopathic treatment, the medications most commonly used for hoarding are a type of antidepressant called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), such as paroxetine (Paxil).