Hoarding disorder may be triggered by a traumatic life event
People struggling with hoarding tend to add an emotional value to their belongings. People will keep anything from books and photographs to clothing and things that don’t seem to have a functional value in their lives.
Losing a loved one, losing a job, ending a relationship… These are all difficult situations that, if not channeled well, can lead to not only hoarding but other mental health conditions.
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While hoarding affects the elderly, early symptoms may develop in teenagers
According to Psychiatry’s article about hoarding, the disorder affects mostly people over 60 years old who have also been diagnosed with other mental health conditions like anxiety and depression. It’s important to point out that early symptoms may develop in teenagers who experience trauma and stress, and these symptoms tend to increase as they get older.