The Truth About Hoarding TV Shows

TV shows about people who have hoarding disorder makes a very interesting show to view, but does it depict the reality about this disorder? Does it shed some light about what those who suffer from it are truly undergoing or does it just make things more confusing?

Some experts are of the opinion that while it is good that the shows are making more people aware of the disorder, they believe that it is not offering the best remedy for the people who actually suffer from it.

Here is an excerpt from an article by Nicholas Sauma, “Bratiotis arrived in Omaha just before the semester started from Boston University where she did her postdoctoral fellowship.

“I chose UNO, and specifically the School of Social Work, because the faculty here are so devoted and I wanted an opportunity to teach and mentor students,” Bratiotis said.


Hoarding, as Bratiotis explained, is now considered a stand alone mental health disorder under the Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) spectrum.  It affects roughly five percent of Americans and has been found to be genetically linked.  It is characterized by three problems: collecting too many items, having difficulty getting rid of items, and problems with organization, according to the International OCD Foundation.  It cannot be treated by conventional methods of medication and therapy, but a new behavioral therapy program has been developed by with some solid results.”

You can read the full article here.
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