HD also spreads possible health dangers to the community like: fire hazards, overpopulation of unspayed animals, diseases, and parasites. Mold, dust, ammonia, and pet dander can be dangerous to the individuals living inside the home.
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Improving communication between you and the hoarder will help them realize that they have a problem. The next step is being a positive reinforcement and changing your perspective. When you and the members of your community do this, it will have a great effect on the individual who hoards. The officials in your community will help fix the problem by providing more professional help (mental health providers, community responders, Hoarding Task Force members, and researchers who are working with those affected by HD). Mental health providers are crucial to provide treatment. Some of these approaches include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, (CBT), which allow patients to gradually become less distressed about holding onto possessions and will have a decreased desire to keep future ones. Others include motivational interviewing, skills training, and medication.
In addition, further research on what causes hoarding is a vital step because there are very few studies on what exactly happens in the brain. Some think it has to do with inherited disorders while others say traumatic experiences stimulate hoarding.
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