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Modern Psychological Studies

Periodical Title

Modern Psychological Studies

Volume

18

Number

1

Page Numbers

pages 26-35

Department

Dept. of Psychology

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Date

2012

Abstract

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.

Subject

Psychology--Periodicals

Keyword

Hoarding; DMS; Obsessive Compulsive Disorder; Decisions Making

Discipline

Psychology

Document Type

articles

Extent

11 leaves

Language

English

Call Number

BF1 .M63 v. 18 no. 1 2012

Rights

Under copyright.

Included in

Psychology Commons

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