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MENTAL HEALTH

Hoarding Disorder

is recognised as a distinct mental condition by the World Health Organisation (WHO)

in its revised edition of
International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11)

ICD-11 DEFINITION CRITERION

Hoarding is characterised by the accumulation of possessions due to excessive acquisition of or difficulty discarding possessions, regardless of their actual value. Excessive acquisition is characterized by repetitive urges or behaviours related to amassing or buying items. Difficulty discarding possessions is characterized by a perceived need to save

items and distress associated with discarding them. Accumulation of possessions results in living spaces becoming cluttered to the point that their use or safety is compromised. The symptoms result in significant distress or significant impairment in personal, family, social, educational, occupational or other important areas of functioning.

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“There is hope for people who hoard.”

“There are many people who don’t understand what hoarding is, or how to deal with it. I’m grateful to be able to work with dedicated and knowledgeable practitioners from Life-Pod who are making a real difference in my life.”

~ David Woods

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a pragmatic and practical approach to hoarding related issues maintaining a focus on client safety and wellbeing

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