Hoarding is a persistent difficulty getting rid of possessions that can lead to clutter and disrupt someone’s living and workspaces. Initially, hoarding disorder was categorized as a subtype of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Medical professionals have developed a model of five levels of hoarding to determine the severity of a hoarding disorder, ranging from level one, which is the least severe, to level five, which is the most severe.
Assessing Your Risk of Hoarding Disorder
These self-assessments are not substitutes for an official, clinical diagnosis. Only a medical professional can diagnose you with a mental health disorder like hoarding. Discuss the results of these assessments with a physician or mental health professional to determine if you need treatment.