How can community and primary care nurses support and treat people with hoarding disorder?
Three studies highlight the complexity of hoarding disorder – and the provision of support and treatment
Hoarding – generally defined as having persistent difficulty discarding or parting with possessions – is recognised as a psychiatric disorder (American Psychiatric Association 2013) . It has a wide-ranging negative impact on individuals, their families and their community. Three studies highlight the complexity of hoarding disorder, and the provision of support and treatment.
An interpretative approach exploring the lived experience of individuals with hoarding disorder found the reasons for hoarding can be complex, with individuals feeling isolated and stigmatised, and decluttering
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