By Charli Botha

“2-5% of the UK population has a hoarding disorder.”(NHS) “Compulsive hoarding is challenging to treat because many people have little awareness of their disorder and how it's impacting their life.” (Hoarding UK) The disorder affects emotions, thoughts, behaviour, and can be triggered by loss. (Mayo Clinic) “People with hoarding disorder typically save items because the items have important emotional significance, serving as a reminder of happier times or representing beloved people”.

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