Hoarding disorder affects at least five percent of Americans, and despite TV programs showing its effects, it is still widely misunderstood. Experts discuss the danger hoarding poses to others, including neighbors, children, and first responders; why those with the disorder are so attached to things; and the right and wrong ways to address the problem.
- Dr. Carolyn Rodriguez, Assoc. Prof. and Assoc. Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford Univ. School of Medicine
- Elaine Birchall, Social worker specializing in hoarding disorder and co-author, Conquer the Clutter: Strategies to Identify, Manage and Overcome Hoarding