Could you be one of the 6 million people that have a hoarding disorder? Take this self-assessment to discover your chances of having a hoarding disorder.
The American Psychiatric Association defines hoarding disorder as a persistent problem of getting rid of possessions that may lead to clutter and can disrupt someone’s work or living space. Some people may confuse hoarding disorder with collecting. However, unlike collecting, the items that someone with a hoarding disorder keeps aren’t neatly displayed and don’t have significant value.
The most common types of hoarding disorders include:
The most common symptoms of a hoarding disorder are:
If you’re concerned that these symptoms describe you, instead of wondering, “Am I a hoarder?” take a self-assessment to determine the likelihood that you have a hoarding disorder.
If you think you or someone you know is living with a hoarding disorder, this self-assessment can help you identify the symptoms. This quiz is a self-guided assessment that has been created from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders which is the standard criteria for diagnosing mental health and substance use disorders. While the results of this compulsive hoarding quiz do not a substitute for a formal clinical diagnosis, they can help you better understand the possibility that you or someone you know has a hoarding disorder.
The self-assessment contains 12 questions related to a hoarding disorder.
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