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How Can Family Understand the Hoarding Disorder?

Hoarding is not just something someone decides to do as a hobby. It is a serious matter. Originally thought to be a branch of OCD since 2013 hoarding has been classified as its own mental disorder. IN the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Disorders (DSM-V) defined hoarders as a person [...]

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Crime Scene Cleaning – It’s Not a Profession for the Weak

It’s rarely thought about, and when it is, it is glorified, although cleaning up a crime scene is anything but. People see CSI, NCIS, Criminal Minds and all those other crime scene shows, and think they have an idea of what goes on at a crime scene. But what happens [...]

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How Do You Define Hoarding?

For many years, there have been studies and debates over what hoarding actually is. Is it an extreme form of OCD? Is it just someone who collects items and clutter? Or is it a mental illness on its own? Defining hoarding is an important part of understanding a hoarder and [...]

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What are the Career Requirements for a Crime Scene Cleaner?

The job of a crime scene cleaner is one that is demanding. Long hours, physical labor, emotional trauma, and death are all things that come with the territory. Crime scene cleaners must fit a mold of what is required of them, it is not a job for everyone. As a [...]

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What Causes Compulsive Hoarding?

Compulsive Hoarding is a mental disorder that affects about 4 percent of the U.S. population. Each case of compulsive hoarding is different and can be triggered by various factors. In 2013 the latest DSM was released, DSM-V, and defined hoarders as a person who, “excessively save items that others may [...]

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How Do We Convince Someone Who is Hoarding to Get Help?

Hoarding is a serious mental illness and the severity of it is many times underestimated. Convincing someone who is a hoarder is a difficult task and is not to be taken lightly. Hoarding affects the standard of living for not only the hoarder but for their family involved. It affects [...]

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