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Developing a Measure of Beliefs in Hoarding Disorder

Developing a Measure of Beliefs in Hoarding Disorder

Overview

Take part in an online survey about hoarding.

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Aim

Hoarding disorder (HD) is a mental health condition which is defined as the excessive acquisition of items, holding and engaging with items, and the inability to discard vast quantities of possessions. We know that this causes a lot of distress for individuals who have difficulties with hoarding and that it can impact on many aspects of their life. The average age that people begin to hoard is around 16 years old and there are many different hypotheses about why individual’s hoard. Previous research suggests that there are a lot of possible motives driving hoarding behaviour and that these can be different for different individuals. It is important to understand more about the variation in hoarding behaviour as recovery outcomes for hoarding disorder treatment (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) are relatively poor. It has been suggested that different treatments are needed to target the different psychological mechanisms involved in hoarding, and this research hopes to shed light on this and make recommendations in relation to the assessment, understanding and treatment of hoarding disorder.

This study is aiming to develop a tool that will help clinicians to identify different types of beliefs in people with hoarding disorder, so that treatments can better target the core beliefs held by patients who seek help from mental health professionals.

Volunteer Criteria

Anyone over the age of 18 can complete this questionnaire.

You do not need to have a diagnosis of hoarding disorder to take part.

What will I be asked to do?

You will be asked to complete an online survey, including providing demographic information and there is a screening measure to identify people whose hoarding behaviour reaches the threshold for the study. Those who qualify will be asked to rate how strongly they believe certain statements about their possessions The survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete.

When and where?

The survey can be completed online anytime until 31st October 2021.

Will I get anything for taking part?

You will be given the opportunity to be entered into a prize draw to win an Amazon voucher.

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Ianeon

Ianeon

2nd June 2021

"Hoarding" is not necessarily a problem.
As we age our memories of past events and times fade.
"Remembering" can be triggered by a memento of past events.
Collecting memorabilia is not  "hoarding" unless it is taken to an extreme.
Compulsive hoarding of random items for no understandable reason is a recognised medical condition.
Is there a difference between an enthusiastic numismatist or a vexillophile and the person who collects everything?
I think the principle is the same - you are a collector and you are collecting :)

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Yazz81

Yazz81

14th May 2021

Hi there,

My mother was a hoarder and I experienced hoarding from an early age when I lived with her. At the time I and others didn't know what it was and thought that she was the only one because we didn't know of anyone else who had this problem. I only found out what it was in 2011 but by then it was too late for her to benefit from this because she died in 2008. However, I would like to help others with this problem and it would be good for me too to give insight into hoarding. Please let me know if this is possible.

Many thanks.

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k.ragan2

k.ragan2

17th May 2021

Hi, thanks for getting in touch. There is often research underway into children of hoarders, so I am sure that an opportunity for you to be involved will come up soon. Best wishes, Kathryn

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