logo

THIS IS THE NEW SERVER - WE ARE STILL TWEAKING IT
Channel List
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies
Safety
We take forum safety very seriously here at BellaOnline. Please be sure to read through our Forum Guidelines. Let us know if you have any questions or comments!
Newest Members
Humpertle1987, samis, Jenny Brooks, rossmoor, mzrenee8
57637 Registered Users
Forum Stats
57,637 Registered Members
417 Forums
114,741 Topics
815,056 Posts

Most users ever online: 615 @ 04/22/15 10:11 AM
Top Posters (30 Days)
"Rosie" 410
Nancy Roussy 352
Jana - Creativity Editor 283
Connie - ADD/Sandwiches 227
daisybun 154
Deanna - New Age 116
Mona - Astronomy 107
Susan - Meditation Editor 71
Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames 56
Elleise - Clairvoyance 36
Ad Income Supports Charity
Page 2 of 3 < 1 2 3 >
Topic Options
#735225 - 12/28/11 03:02 PM Re: Hoarding [Re: Jilly]
Jilly Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Highest Posting Power Known to Humanity

Registered: 02/26/03
Posts: 14392
Loc: Verde Valley, AZ
Tomorrow i meet with my behavioral worker again. I made a list of things I will want her help with, but misplaced the list. Doh!


Top
#757457 - 04/16/12 11:29 PM Re: Hoarding [Re: Jilly]
Jilly Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Highest Posting Power Known to Humanity

Registered: 02/26/03
Posts: 14392
Loc: Verde Valley, AZ
Things are slowly improving on the hoarding front. How is everyone else doing?

Top
#797400 - 12/21/12 11:00 PM Re: Hoarding [Re: Jilly]
Susan - Meditation Editor Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Stone Age Human

Registered: 10/06/03
Posts: 8000
Loc: The Netherlands
I didn't know that hoarding was a mental illness. Any comments?
_________________________
Susan Helene Kramer
Meditation Site Editor and Meditation Forum Moderator
Meditation for All Kids - paperback and ebook

Top
#798384 - 12/31/12 02:56 AM Re: Hoarding [Re: Jilly]
Dr. Hershey-MH Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Shark

Registered: 12/26/12
Posts: 388
Hi Susan,
You are technically correct. Hoarding has not been officially classified as a mental health disorder in the guidebook psychiatrists/psychologists use to diagnose mental disorders.

The guidebook - The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders will be coming out soon with its fifth revision - DSM-5. In this updated edition hoarding will be listed as its own distinct disorder.


Edited by Dr. Ilyssa-Mental Health (01/10/13 05:28 AM)
_________________________
Dr. Ilyssa Hershey
Mental Health Editor
Mental Health Site
Mental Health Facebook Page

Top
#798394 - 12/31/12 03:43 AM Re: Hoarding [Re: Jilly]
theraven Offline
Shark

Registered: 11/04/10
Posts: 289
I am terrible when it comes to hoarding, the house definitely needs a huge clear out. Got to agree with Susan, never would have thought it was a disorder.
_________________________


Top
#798409 - 12/31/12 04:14 AM Re: Hoarding [Re: Jilly]
Lori-Dreams Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Chipmunk

Registered: 07/27/12
Posts: 1963
After dealing with my aunt and mother, I realize that hoarding *is* a type of mental disorder. The term 'mental disorder' needs clarification because many people with a mental disorder are highly functional *except* for in one area in their lives. We often think of a mentally ill person as a deranged, dangerous person but most often, this is untrue.

My relatives are extremely functional, productive, typical members of society. No one would ever believe that they had any type of mental disorder. And in areas where people live in abundance today, it seems that we have attached emotions to things so many people collect, cling onto and keep stuff.

What makes this process become a disorder is when people cannot live safely, healthfully or happily due to their inability to stop the over-keeping and it takes over their lives.

My relatives' hoarding is nothing like the hoarding you see on those television programs. My aunt is a clean and organized hoarder. She cleaned, categorized and labeled everything from toothpaste tube caps to chicken wishbones. My mother just overbuys and doesn't throw out anything. I cleaned out both of their houses. It took three city dumpsters plus countless trips to the dump, toxic waste disposal center, Goodwill, etc.

I spent my last weekend cleaning out my mother's room--again. She was always shocked to see what turned up.

In my experience with hoarders, these television programs are handling it wrong. The hoarder cannot be involved in the clean-up process. It is too unbearable for everyone involved, including the hoarder. I start them off with a clean slate and then work hard with them in understanding what not to bring in and what to keep. They are always thrilled--and relieved--to see the final cleaned home.

Going back with them into each layer of junk is traumatic for them. They are incapable of making rational decisions about stuff. Each item is torture for them to let go of.

It helped tremendously for me to rent storage units for anything I thought they might want. They know the stuff is there for them, like an extended closet. No trash, no ruined or broken items. Only usable appliances, collections or souvenirs. They've never visited their storage units so it seems to a more rational mind that this is a waste but it gives them peace of mind for the time being.
_________________________
Lori Phillips
Dreams editor

Bellaonline.com Dreams site
The Dream Collective
Dreams: What are you trying to tell yourself?
Twitter: @tweetdreams4u
and @flutterby03

Marriage editor
Bellaonline Marriage site
Twitter: @BellaMarriage

Top
#798410 - 12/31/12 04:16 AM Re: Hoarding [Re: Jilly]
Lori-Dreams Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Chipmunk

Registered: 07/27/12
Posts: 1963
But I must add that, according to a hoarding organization, there are five levels of hoarding.

Hoarders need help because their messes create more inner turmoil and chaos in their minds and lives. The stress is very unhealthy!
_________________________
Lori Phillips
Dreams editor

Bellaonline.com Dreams site
The Dream Collective
Dreams: What are you trying to tell yourself?
Twitter: @tweetdreams4u
and @flutterby03

Marriage editor
Bellaonline Marriage site
Twitter: @BellaMarriage

Top
#800054 - 01/11/13 12:02 AM Re: Hoarding [Re: Jilly]
Jilly Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Highest Posting Power Known to Humanity

Registered: 02/26/03
Posts: 14392
Loc: Verde Valley, AZ
Hoarding is frequently co-morbid with other disorders, such as anxiety disorders, compulsive disorders, PTSD and depression.

Top
#800062 - 01/11/13 12:39 AM Re: Hoarding [Re: Jilly]
Susan - Meditation Editor Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Stone Age Human

Registered: 10/06/03
Posts: 8000
Loc: The Netherlands
I can see how it could be tied into memories. It runs in my family, too.


Edited by Susan - Meditation/Calif. (01/11/13 12:40 AM)
_________________________
Susan Helene Kramer
Meditation Site Editor and Meditation Forum Moderator
Meditation for All Kids - paperback and ebook

Top
#804540 - 02/05/13 02:12 AM Re: Hoarding [Re: Jilly]
Dr. Hershey-MH Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Shark

Registered: 12/26/12
Posts: 388
While I have a long list of ideas for articles, I think an article on Hoarding will be coming soon ....
_________________________
Dr. Ilyssa Hershey
Mental Health Editor
Mental Health Site
Mental Health Facebook Page

Top
Page 2 of 3 < 1 2 3 >

Moderator:  Dr J Webb - Mental Health 

Want to reply? Register as a Forum Member - it's quick, free and fun!
Brand New Posts
New Philosopher Site Article
by Cindy - Philosophy Editor
Philosophy
Today at 06:30 PM
Pedometers
by Connie - ADD/Sandwiches
Low Carb
Today at 05:05 PM
Centers of Excellence and Neuromuscular Disease
by Connie - ADD/Sandwiches
Neuromuscular Diseases
Today at 05:03 PM
What are you up to?
by Connie - ADD/Sandwiches
Container Gardening
Today at 04:59 PM
Animals Help Relieve Depression
by daisybun
Animal Life
Today at 04:54 PM
Would you have plastic surgery done?
by daisybun
Body Image
Today at 04:48 PM
Married AND Independent
by Connie - ADD/Sandwiches
Marriage
Today at 04:47 PM
Living in the Spiritual Moment - Article
by Connie - ADD/Sandwiches
Spirituality
Today at 04:43 PM
Better Nutrition Helps ADD
by Connie - ADD/Sandwiches
Attention Deficit Disorder
Today at 04:38 PM
Soup du jour
by Connie - ADD/Sandwiches
Sandwiches
Today at 04:36 PM
Register to Post!
Want to post? For security reasons you need to Register as a Forum Member. It's quick, easy and free!
Forum Activities
Book Clubs
Trivia Contests
Who's Online
1 registered (Izeigo), 58 Guests and 6 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Ad Income Supports Charity



| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2015 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.