As you probably know by now the American Psychiatric Association has added hoarding to the DSM-V. This new diagnosis addition to the DSM-V goes into effect this May 2013. If I Were A Hoarder further explains the addition and how it may influence the response to hoarders.
It may give clout to treatment options, given the legitimization of the malady in the psychiatric loadstone. It may also generate more interest in others pursuing this avenue of treatment in their career path as therapists.
For those of us that have been dealing with hoarding, the DSM-V is little solace or help in the ongoing battles, negotiations and tantrums. But perhaps someday there will be a better understanding of how to cajole, manipulate, finesse the hoarder toward safety and health.