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What you should know about hoarding disorder

We have all read stories of houses so cluttered that emergency personnel can’t enter to rescue a fire victim or help someone in need of urgent medical care. There are reality TV series revolving around the problem of hoarding. While it may make for sensational stories, hoarding, particularly among older adults, is a growing public health issue, often requiring intervention by social service agencies, police, fire departments and mental health professionals.

Find out more about what hoarding is, risks associated with it and treatment options.

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