Hoarding disorder is a persistent difficulty in discarding or parting with possessions, regardless of their actual value. Many healthy individuals collect material goods, such as stamps and porcelain figurines; others have difficulty parting with objects due to their sentimental or material value. Hoarding disorder occurs when individuals accumulate to such an extent that it affects their ability to use the living areas of their homes, causes distress, places them in danger, or restricts their quality of life. Clinically significant hoarding is estimated to have a prevalence of 2%-6% of the population in the United States and Europe.
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