Syllogomania - Compulsive hoarding - pathological gathering

Syllogomania – Mental disorder pathological collecting

Syllogomania – Mental disorder pathological collecting – According to the classification of mental disorders American Psychiatric Association throwing old stuff makes trouble every fifth person, and the problem of pathological collecting (syllogomania) applies from 2 to 6 percent of the population of the United States and Europe. The first symptoms appear in the teenage years and worse with every decade of life. Although the causes of disorder are still unknown, the patient requires psychiatric help. 75% of pathological collectors had also suffer from anxiety disorders and more than half are diagnosed with major depression.

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