Episode 19 - Historical Next Level Hoarding

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Hoarding disorder is a persistent difficulty with discarding or parting with possessions due to a perceived need to save them. People suffering with hoarding disorder experiences distress at the thought of getting rid of items, and because of this, excessive accumulation of items occurs regardless of their financial value. There is little recorded evidence to prove if hoarding existed prior to the twentieth century. Historically though, hoarding started as a way to protect valuables from unrest, but it was considered sinful. At the turn of the century, studies started to occur on this and it was recognized as a mental illness. Today, help is available for people suffering from this, but historically many people did not get the help they needed which resulted in actions that put them in the history books. Welcome to Episode 19…Historical Next Level Hoarding. Sponsor Links: Dating Confessions with Alisha & Jack Podcast https://open.spotify.com/show/48QtEtjD5sJX4xqxLosaO1

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