Retirement and Hoarding

When you watch TV shows that deal with hoarders, one of the things that you might notice is that the people suffering from the disorder are mostly retired. Is there a connection between retirement and hoarding? Should a person be worried if he or she is about to retire?

It helps to know the root causes of a hoarding disorder.

In an article by Robert Laura for Forbes, Dr. Robin Zasio of the Anxiety Treatment Center in Sacramento, CA said that getting into retirement can create fertile grounds for hoarders. “For some retirees, they may not have as much energy; they may not have been exercising and they can get depressed … and when they don’t have something to do they can turn to shopping and start bringing in the stuff,” she said.

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