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Understanding Hoarding Disorder and Ways Bio-One Can Help

Understanding Hoarding Disorder and Ways Bio-One Can Help

Bio-One of Chula Vista's specialists have assisted victims and victims’ families with hoarder clean up, especially when these situations have gotten out of control. The reality is hoarding poses multiple physical and biohazard risks that must be approached on time, with the sensitivity that entails helping someone overcome a life-threatening scenario and the importance of the willingness to overcome them.

If you know someone dealing with a hoarding lifestyle, you need to understand that they might be dealing with other mental health problems and situations that, because they didn’t know how to handle them at the moment, developed into the delicate issue that is hoarding. 

Hoarding, by definition, is a situation where an individual is incapable of parting with items and belongings. Some people also struggle with animal hoarding, a more delicate situation involving other creatures that might result in a public safety issue. The reason for hoarding is that people add emotional value to their possessions. It goes beyond what the items might cost in terms of money or functionality.

Why do people hoard? 

There are multiple risk factors for someone to develop a hoarding disorder, and now being recognized as a mental health disorder has allowed mental health professionals a better understanding of why people might develop a hoarding disorder. Risk factors include:

  • A traumatic life event: Losing a loved one, a pet, a job, or even something that they found extremely valuable might result in the development of a hoarding disorder. 
  • History of mental health conditions: Schizophrenia, anxiety, depression, and Obsessive-compulsive Disorder (OCD) are common mental health conditions that health specialists have associated with hoarding disorder. Help from mental health specialists plays an important part in overcoming hoarding. The diagnosis will lead to treatments and practices to reduce the tendency to develop hoarding disorder in the future. Psychotherapy and Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) are common treatments for hoarding disorder.
  • Stress and extreme worrying at an early age: We could say that these risk factors are associated with each other. While hoarding it’s reported to affect mostly elderly women and men, when kids/teenagers are put under pressure or stressful situations, they may not know how to handle them, resulting in hoarding disorder in their adult life. 

Additionally, people may turn to hoard as an escape, as a way to protect themselves. For Bio-One of Chula Vista, hoarder clean up is all about helping people.

Bio-One is the hoarder clean up specialist in San Diego County, CA

Hoarding represents multiple health risks for victims and anyone involved in trying to help overcome the situation. There is usually clutter, decomposed food, and occasionally, human/animal waste, which may result in biohazards and safety threats. Bio-One of Chula Vista's specialists are trained to tackle hoarding situations and restore properties to their original condition, creating a safe environment with a new perspective for people. There is a positive outlook for people struggling with hoarding, and we are here to help you.

Bio-One's hoarder clean up technicians can help restore any home to safe living conditions.
Bio-One's hoarder clean up technicians can help restore any home to safe living conditions.

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