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Executive dysfunction may make it harder for compulsive hoarders to categorise items into those worth keeping and those worth discarding.

Study shows compulsive hoarders struggle to categorise

Compulsive hoarders are more likely to suffer from executive dysfunction, a cognitive deficit that inhibits flexible thinking and categorisation skills, a study has found. The findings, published in the…
The Hoarders television series shone the spotlight on what is a serious psychological disorder. AAP

What does a hoarder’s brain look like? Study calls for rethink on treatment

A new study of brain activity in patients with hoarding disorder has found they exhibit abnormal activity in regions of their brain when deciding whether to keep or discard things. The study findings…

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