Excessive Collection Of Used Goods Is OCD?
hello, I’m Sherly 17 years old, I want to ask about my anxiety, in recent years I have a tendency to store used goods, at first I did not realize that, but over time I began to realize that what I did was wrong. I was too afraid to tell others about my dependence, until I finally ventured to look for my illness. is it true that I have ocd disease? more precisely hoarding disorder? So, what should I do? what my illness really can not be cured ?? thanks
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Excessive collection of used goods that cause life problems, can enter the characteristics of psychological disorders. It's called hoarding disorder. People who experience this disorder are called hoarders. Someone who has a hoarding disorder will experience excessive anxiety about these desires.
Hoarder generally is someone who comes from a family that is less harmonious or less able as a child. In addition there is also evidence of genetic influence, which is characterized by the presence of family members who also have the same disorder.
This psychological disorder can cause problems for yourself, family and people around them. This happened due to the residence being full, messy and dirty. If left unchecked can trigger depression. If it is severe, it can lead to feelings of suicide.
For that, immediate treatment is needed. It is best to consult a psychiatrist immediately. The doctor will conduct a medical interview and examination. The doctor will give the necessary medicine. In addition, it will also assist you in undergoing cognitive behavioral therapy.
In addition to medical assistance, family support is also needed. Therefore, ask your family to assist when consulting and undergoing psychiatric therapy.
Meanwhile, do the breathing relaxation when the anxiety attack comes. You do this by taking a deep breath and then releasing slowly while closing your eyes.
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Thus hopefully useful.