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What causes some people to collect so many things that their house becomes too full to live in?
September 13, 2011 10:24PM
This is a non-clinical opinion and should not be taken as medical advice. It is my opinion that pack-rat behaviour is caused by a type of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Especially in this case, where the living conditions are impaired enough to cause dysfunction, then it definitely qualifies as a clinical problem. OCD can be managed through various medications, but more importantly, cognitive behavioral therapy is most helpful because they will begin to see destructive patterns through reasoning out their experience with a professional.