When possessions are poor substitutes for people: hoarding disorder and loneliness

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A decomposed, mummified body of a man was recently found by forensic cleaners in a Sydney apartment.

The apartment’s owner is thought to have suffered from hoarding disorder, and police believe the decomposed body had been there for more than ten…

Bulu 2bWe occasionally read stories involving people with hoarding disorder – people whose possessions pose a serious burden.

Clutter might prevent them from sitting on their sofa, taking a shower, cooking a meal, or sleeping in their…

Despite the lack…

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