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Study: Hoarding Disorder Symptoms More Highly Comorbid with ADHD Than with OCD

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January 12, 2024Hoarding disorder (HD) is significantly more common in people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than it is in people with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), according to a study published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research.1Researchers from the Brain Center Firenze in Italy and McMaster University in Canada found that adults with ADHD had a substantially higher prevalence of hoarding disorder (32%) than did adults with OCD (8%) or adults in the control group (4%).A similar pattern emerged during a second analysis focused on hoarding disorder symptoms of excessive clutter and difficulty discarding.

Twenty-two percent of the ADHD group had the condition compared to 6% of the OCD group and 4% of the control group.The American Psychiatric Association defines hoarding disorder as a distinct psychiatric condition characterized by persistent difficulty discarding possessions, regardless of their actual value, resulting in severely cluttered living spaces, distress, and impairment.The APA classified hoarding disorder as a subtype of OCD in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) in 2013.

However, more recent research has revealed that people with hoarding disorder don’t necessarily exhibit classic OCD symptoms.

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