The Effects Of Hoarding, Traumatic Events, And Material Deprivation

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In a 2010 study by Landau, Iervolino, Pertusa, Santo, Singh, and Mataix-Cols, looked to investigate the relationship with hoarding, traumatic events, and material deprivation. This study also attempted to distinguish if OCD was a determining factor in the prevalence of hoarding. This study hypothesized that hoarders (with or without comorbid OCD) would report higher lifetime frequency of traumatic events than individuals with OCD who do not have hoarding tendencies, but no greater levels of material deprivation. Furthermore, this study also attempts identify if stress and traumatic life events would be temporarily linked with the onset of hoarding concerns in a large group of hoarding cases. In this study a total of 81 individuals were studied, these individuals were separated into four distinct groups: Twenty-four were in the group consisting of individuals with hoarding disorder without comorbid OCD, of these 24 the mean age was 56.1, 83.3 percent female, and 52 percent had a family history of hoarding. Twenty individuals with hoarding disorder with comorbid OCD, the mean age was 47.7, 80 percent female, and 50 percent had a family history of hoarding. Seventeen individuals with OCD without hoarding symptoms of which the mean age was 46, 58.8 percent were female, and 52.9 percent had a family history of hoarding. Lastly, 20 individuals were in the non-clinical control group, this group had a mean age of 40.2, was 70 percent female and in this group the family history of

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