Modern Psychological Studies
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
The Obsessive Compulsive Disorder subtype, Hoarding, is a growing topic of interest in the field of Psychology. Many researchers have debated over whether Hoarding should be categorized as a subtype of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder or as its own separate disorder because of the insufficient research on Hoarding. This study sought to find out what other licensed psychologists' opinions were on the debate. Twenty one females and eight males participated in a survey that consisted of questions covering three domains: attachment, beliefs, and decision-making. This survey also included an essay question which the participants may elaborate further on what their opinions are on the debate. Results indicated that the majority of the participants believe that Hoarding is a separate disorder. These results implicated that researchers should explore other factors that could help properly classifi Hoarding.
BF1 .M63 v. 18 no. 1 2012
Martins, Megan and Smith, Valerie
"Practitioner responses to DSM categorization of hoarding,"
Modern Psychological Studies: Vol. 18
, Article 5.
Available at: http://scholar.utc.edu/mps/vol18/iss1/5