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International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 3
First page : ( 259) Last page : ( 261)
Print ISSN : 2347-8632. Online ISSN : 2454-2652.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2652.2017.00056.7

Is Hoarding a Symptom or a Disorder?

Dr. Devi C.G1, Mrs. Kaur Jaswinder2, Mrs. Aggarwal Seema3

1Principal, Hind College of Nursing, Mau, Atria, Sitapur, Uttar Pradesh

2Associate Professor, Dasmesh College of Nursing, Faridkot, Punjab

3Assistant Professor, Dasmesh College of Nursing, Faridkot, Punjab

*Corresponding Author E-mail: yaminiindia2001@yahoo.in

Online published on 18 September, 2017.


Hoarding is a condition that is caused by both biological and psychological factor usually begins slowly but build over time. In childhood items are collected for leisure or enrichment, in adulthood it is often for monetary reasons and in old age the collection of items may be reasons of sentimentality or security. An individual with extreme collection and acquisition behavior lead to distress, dysfunction and is undertaken secretly. The compulsive hoarding behavior is associated with health risk, impairment functioning economic burden and adverse effects on friends and family members. Education and increase social support play an important role in early identification of hoarding disorder.



Hoarding, biological, acquisition, dysfunction, behavior.


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