It is important to understand these disorders to understand when it is time to seek help from a professional or a treatment approach.

There are many diseases in which people accumulate things pathologically. These are: the accumulation disorder and Diogenes syndrome.

Accumulation Disorder

In this case, patients acquire and store all kinds of objects or substances which are considered to be useful at some point. The objects are obtained not only stealing but also buying them, picking them up in the street or calling for the gifting. People with this disorder can not get rid of anything, because they believe that any possible future use, keep it merits. This disease develops progressively, and while trying to sort patients acquired things, there comes a time when the maintenance of order becomes impossible

While away from home, the patient leads a normal life, the growing accumulation difficult family life, but given the anguish that causes the person to get rid of things, does not change his attitude. Where there is a gap, the accumulator will be occupied with their belongings. People who accumulate objects maintaining a loving relationship with each of them, as they believe that everything could be useful someday. They find it very difficult to classify and organize because it involves separating the objects into categories and for them every object has a unique meaning, so it is not possible to distinguish the important from the irrelevant. For every person served: a broken refrigerator, a legless chair, empty containers, etc. overdue invoices. Unfortunately, both the treatment and the drug psychological often ineffective for this disorder is the only effective treatment so far throw periodically (forced or voluntary) of accumulated things.



The most important difference with the previous disorder is that patients instead of acquiring things, throw them fail. Accumulate waste produced at home, is garbage, feces or objects into disuse; although in this case the patients try to sort things. Obviously debris buildup remarkably deteriorated hygiene and personal care, causing social isolation of the person, who can not explain or justify the reason for his behavior. Generally, they are neighbors or relatives who give the alarm in these cases. This condition usually occurs in old age and is usually associated with other diseases that affect brain function, such as dementia.

To account for

You have to know that when we try to distinguish an object and pull the person over-reacts and sometimes violent, perhaps it’s time to seek professional help. There are extreme cases of this disease, but it is clear that something that can be detected.

Some signs that are easily seen, for example

* Save old newspapers and magazines
* Keep clothes that no longer used
* Having different technological devices that “someday sent to repair”
* Use the car to save objects
* If the accumulation of things prevents proper cleaning
* Each room in the house was transformed into a reservoir
* If there are no chairs to sit because they are full of things stacked

It is important to address these disorders in time, although it is usually more difficult to accept that the person you have is a disorder and not simply a custom storage.