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Advances in Psychological Science    2013, Vol. 21 Issue (12) : 2184-2195     DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2013.02184
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The Symptom, Diagnosis and Treatment for Hoarding Disorder
LIU Yong;CHEN Jianzhi;SONG Linting;TENG Zhaojun;LI Xiaohui;JIANG Meng
(1 School of Education & Research Center of School Psychological Education, Harbin Normal University, Harbin 150025, China) (2 School of Education, Hulunbuir College, Hulunbuir 021008, China) (3 Research Center of Mental Health Education & Faculty of Psychology, Southwest University, Chongqing 400715, China)
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Hoarding disorder is a condition in which a person has persistent difficulty in discarding or parting with possessions, which is caused by strong urges to save items and characterized by information processing deficits, irrational beliefs, emotional dysregulation and hoarding behaviors. Hoarding disorder is highly prevalent and is likely associated with childhood experiences, neural dysfunctions and genetics. The diagnosis of hoarding disorder is generally based on Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), Saving Inventory-Revised, and medical history and concomitant symptoms. The treatment of hoarding disorder mainly includes cognitive behavior therapy, pharmacotherapies and multi-modal treatments. Future studies should pay attention to improve diagnostic standard and assessment tools, efficacy of various therapies, explore hoarding disorder characteristics and underline neurobiological mechanisms from a cognitive neuroscience perspective, especially combining eye-tracking with ERP and fMRI.

Keywords hoarding      hoarding behavior      hoarding disorder     
Corresponding Authors: CHEN Jianzhi   
Issue Date: 15 December 2013
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LIU Yong,CHEN Jianzhi,SONG Linting, et al. The Symptom, Diagnosis and Treatment for Hoarding Disorder[J]. Advances in Psychological Science, 2013, 21(12): 2184-2195.
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