Hoarding - What does it mean?

Yuval Melamed*, Henry Szor, Yoram Barak, Avner Elizur

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Collecting is a normal phenomenon, in contrast with pathological collecting, or hoarding. Is hoarding a different phenomenon, or an extreme aspect existing on the same spectrum of behavior? How may these phenomena be understood when they are part of everyone's repertoire on one hand, but may be symptomatic of a grave disturbance on the other hand. An overview and a discussion of hoarding are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)400-402
Number of pages3
JournalComprehensive Psychiatry
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes


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