Why Attend the 7th Annual Hoarding Meeting?

by Randy Frost, PhD This year, the International OCD Foundation’s 7th Annual Hoarding Meeting will be held July 18-21 in Austin, TX . Though a commonly used term, hoarding disorder (HD) has only been recognized as a mental health condition in the past 20 years. It became one of the newest mental health disorders in… Read more »

Will the KonMari Method Help Everyone Declutter?

This article is an edit of “My possessions spark joy! Will the KonMari decluttering method work for me?”, originally published by The Conversation. Melissa M. Norberg, Centre for Emotional Health, Macquarie University Jessica R. Grisham, UNSW Australia is the sixth-largest contributor of household waste per capita in the world. We spend more than $A10.5 billion annually on goods and… Read more »

In the News: Where the TV shows get it wrong on hoarding

The Boston Globe Magazine recently featured an excellent story by Scott Helman about the reality of living with hoarding disorder. ALMOST ALWAYS, the piles tell a story. One man collected thousands of stuffed animals. His menagerie, waist-high in places, covered his bedroom. He’d missed out on a true childhood, he explained. The animals offered a chance… Read more »

In the News: Hoarding in the Time of Marie Kondo

The Atlantic recently published an article about hoarding disorder after a reporter visited the Annual Hoarding Meeting at the 23rd Annual OCD Conference in Chicago. The headline refers to organizational expert, Marie Kondo, and the recent popularity of her book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. The popularity… Read more »

The April edition of “Spotlight: Hoarding Disorder News & Research Updates” is here!

Welcome to the April edition of Spotlight. As a reminder, this quarterly blog series brings you the latest research news and information about hoarding disorder (HD), from highlighting work by members of our Scientific & Clinical Advisory Board to the latest headlines in journals and popular media alike. This blog series is part of our larger Spotlight series, which contains… Read more »

Introducing “Spotlight: OCD News & Research Updates”

Welcome to Spotlight, a new blog series aimed at bringing you the latest research news and information about obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders. Each quarter, we’ll also round up the biggest and most interesting news in the field of hoarding disorder research — from highlighting work by members of our Scientific & Clinical Advisory Board to… Read more »