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How To Help a Loved One with Compulsive Hoarding Disorder

Understanding the issue and communicating with the hoarder is the key to progress. Saying or doing the wrong thing can effectively shut down communication and stop further progress. Hoarding is a recognized condition in the Diagnostic and statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. While most may want to handle hoarding situation quicky, as hoarding is a condition it should be handled with care and patience.



Hoarding Help Do's


1. Connect with the Individual

Understand their state of mind a d offer unconditional 

2. Seek Professional Help

A Therapist who specializes in hoarding

3. Continue to Talk with the Hoarder About the Situation

Follow up on the matter so that they are motivated to follow through too

4. Be Patient

Patience is key to motivating a recovering hoarder by allowing the individual to progress without being pushed 

5. Hire a Professional Hoarding Cleanup Service

Preserve relationships with loved ones and keep items of value and bring their homes back to a livable condition with experienced professionals

Hoarding Help Don'ts 


1. Say "Let's Get Rid of All This Stuff."

Mounds of stuff may look like "junk"  but to the hoarder they are prized possessions. Mishandling items may cause relapse

2. Try to Reason with the Hoarder Right Away

Be none judgmental and compassionate instead, this leads to trust which leads to the ability to reason

 3. Treat Hoarders Like Criminals

Layout a reasonable timeline that the hoarder must follow before authorities have to intervene and add unnecessary stress

4. Ask Why They Hoard - In a Disrespectful Tone

It is important to find the answer to this question for the recovery process but ask the question in a respectful time if they do not know

5. Let the Hoarding Situation Stress You Out

This will cause everyone to get aggressive and not work as a team


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