Hoarding 10: When does clutter shift to hoarding?
Here is a thumbnail outline of the criteria for Hoarding Disorder (and all three must be present even to a minimal degree):
- Excessive accumulation and failure to discard proportionately (things and/or animals).
- Activities of daily life are impaired by spaces which cannot be used for the intended purpose.
- Distress or impairment in functioning to the person hoarding or others. Even if “others” don’t know about the hoard, they would have reason to be concerned.
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