COMPULSIVE HOARDING

Compulsive hoarding is a behavior whereby a person accumulates miscellaneous objects.

Compulsive hoarding, also known as hoarding disorder, is defined as the accumulation of an excessive or inordinate amount of material possessions, and by the inability to get rid of them. That behavior interferes with an individual’s functioning or the functioning of their family, because the accumulation reduces the living space available, or because it may cause health or security problems, for instance in case of a fire.

Pathological accumulation is often associated with mental health problems. The mental health professionals at Montfort Renaissance can help you choose coping strategies that are compatible with your goal to live in a healthy and safe environment.

For more information, contact us at 613.742.0988, extension 610.

Montfort Renaissance conducted a pilot project on specialized intervention with individuals having a hoarding problem and mental health problems. This project was financed by Champlain LHIN, in collaboration with Options Bytown, a researcher from St-Paul University, as well as international and Canadian experts. Montfort Renaissance will be happy to share the results of this project by sending you the research report. A series of recommendations for specialized intervention to offer individuals with hoarding problems is also available under a document called “Tool Box – Hoarding Disorder”.

To receive those documents or for further information, please contact us at 613.742.0988, extension 610.

Compulsive hoarding is a behavior whereby a person accumulates miscellaneous objects.