It's the end of the year, and many of us are thinking about goals for the New Year. "Cleaning house" is often on that list. Compulsive Hoarding and Dissociative Disorders This article about hoarding was once one of the top viewed articles here at Discussing Dissociation -- for months and months. It was the top viewed article in 2009 - 2010, surprisingly enough. I'll send it through again, and … [Read more...]
Don’t Touch My Stuff !!
Through the years, some of the most popular articles of the Discussing Dissociation blog has been about compulsive hoarding. Compulsive Hoarding and Dissociative Disorders Land of the Free? I can’t explain their popularity on this blog, other than the way a rash of television programs have increased the awareness of the complications about hoarding. However, hoarding issues are typically … [Read more...]
With Darkness and Depression, is there Anything to be Thankful For?
Thanksgiving is the time to be thankful for what we have, for the people in our lives, for the food and shelter that we have, and for the lives we have had. It is meant to be a good holiday, with time to relax, watch the Macy’s Day parade, cheer for our favorite football team, have an incredible meal, go to movies, chatter with close friends and family, enjoy freedom and all the goodness of … [Read more...]
Compulsive Hoarding and Dissociative Disorders
Compulsive Hoarding is a cluttery mess!! What makes this happen? Have you seen homes that look like this? Does your home look like this? Are you also a dissociative trauma survivor? Compulsive hoarding, or disposophobia, is a psychiatric condition that affects millions of people. Compulsive hoarding is an obsessive need to acquire and keep possessions, even if these items have little value, are … [Read more...]