There is a difference between being “messy,” “disorganized,” and being a hoarder. For some people, keeping spaces in order can be challenging for their lifestyle and habits. Maybe work and other obligations come into place, and sometimes, the expectation of living in a completely organized space seems a bit too far from reality. Experts agree that the person might face a hoarding disorder once safety and integrity are compromised in these areas.
Many people can accumulate things for many reasons, but these things don’t stop people from getting through the daily activities one should be able to perform in a house or living space.
Now, there is a line that, if crossed, it’s a sign that someone might be experiencing a hoarding situation. When the accumulation of items or the disorganization in the living space is so critical that it interferes with the ability of the person to function around it, there’s a problem.
A person struggling with Hoarding Disorder can’t seem to get rid of items that don’t have a crucial part in their lives. It’s more of an “emotional” feeling that is attached to these possessions. Cleveland Clinic listed the most common symptoms of a hoarding disorder, which resume in the following:
While there isn’t a specific reason that triggers a Hoarding Disorder, many doctors and specialists have identified the most common events that can be associated with this condition:
A person struggling with a Hoarding Disorder usually feels shame and embarrassment. The reality of being unable to function due to their own “created” chaos can be difficult, and they will most likely avoid asking for help.
The diagnosis from a specialist or a mental health professional might be the first and most important step to getting life back on track. Cognitive-behavioral Therapy (CBT) is the most common treatment for a Hoarding disorder.
CBT is a type of talk therapy that helps patients suffering from a Hoarding Disorder gain a new perspective on what certain objects mean to their lives. It also helps treat other mental conditions like Depression and Anxiety because it allows patients to recognize the meaning of their thoughts and emotions. The ultimate goal is to channel them into a positive outlook.
If you feel that your life is out of control and some of the symptoms we described resonate with your reality, know that you are not alone. Let Bio-One help you. Our team of specialists at Bio-One of Oceanside can get a living space clean and decontaminated with the compassion and understanding that a challenging situation like hoarding deserves.
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