So, what causes someone to hoard? The behavior can stem from biological, psychological, and/or social components.
Biological influences: Hoarding can be genetic and run in families. Brain structure can be different.
Psychological contributors: People who hoard often have trouble with problem-solving.
Social aspects: Our consumer culture encourages buying.
People with a Hoarding Disorder have unique cognitive processes, and treatment strategies are many. They may include increasing decision-making abilities, or perhaps improving attention, with the use of a timer.
If you're looking for help with hoarding behavior, you may contact the Hoarding Task Force County of Summit ADM Board:
And if you or someone you know needs help getting a home back in order, you may give us a call at Bio-One!