Hoarding Woes: Squalor’s Why’s

“2% to 3% of the population has OCD, and up to a third of those exhibit hoarding behavior…”

“A hoarder will also be very concerned about maintaining control over their possessions. Well-meaning family members who try to help by sorting and purging the clutter on the hoarder’s behalf are likely to find their good deed has an unanticipated result: an increased effort on the part of the hoarder to protect their stuff from “unauthorized touching”   Squalor Survivors

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