Separating hoarding from OCD
Rachman, S., Elliott, C.M., Shafran, R. and Radomsky, A.S. (2009) Separating hoarding from OCD. Behaviour Research Therapy, 47 (6). pp. 520-522. ISSN 0005-7967
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There is confusion about the status of excessive hoarding. In particular, there is an unresolved question about whether or not it is a manifestation of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). There are some definite similarities between 'compulsive' hoarding and OCD, but they are outweighed by the differences between them. It is proposed that the matter can be clarified by separating hoarding from OCD, and that this would advance clinical work and research. (c) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.