October 11, 2022

OCT 11, patients and their maladies: hoarding disorder


HOARDING DISORDER

My friend takes a jaunt every quarter

To support her Aunt Clutter, a hoarder,

Who stores mail on her bed,

Sleeps on sofa instead;

In her house, far from clean,

She keeps felines, fifteen.

That's a sort of compulsive disorder.
Dr.G.H. and Giorgio Coniglio, 2022

Authors' Note: Although folks with this engrained problem may be categorized as having depression, schizophrenia or obsessive-compulsive disorder, hoarding disorder may be a psychiatric entity in its own right. 

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