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     March 22, 2018      #62-80 PB1
 
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Dr. Craig Sawchuk, a psychologist at Mayo.

A full house: Hoarding disorder more common than

Una casa llena: El trastorno de almacenar

By Anne Halliwell

If you've ever seen the TV show "Hoarders" on A&E, you may have a sensationalized view of a hoarding disorder, a significant difficulty discarding home items.

But it's actually more common than you think, appearing in 2 percent to 6 percent of the population.

Dr. Craig Sawchuk, a psychologist at Mayo, answers frequently asked questions about the disorder — how it's characterized, caused and treated.

What separates hoarding disorder from collecting items?

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Anne Halliwell