Clinical features and treatment characteristics of compulsive hoarding in Japanese patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder.

@article{Matsunaga2010ClinicalFA,
  title={Clinical features and treatment characteristics of compulsive hoarding in Japanese patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder.},
  author={Hisato Matsunaga and Kazuhisa Hayashida and Nobuo Kiriike and Toshihiko Nagata and D. J. Stein},
  journal={CNS spectrums},
  year={2010},
  volume={15 4},
  pages={258-65}
}
INTRODUCTION Compulsive hoarding has been studied primarily in Western countries. Here we sought to examine compulsive hoarding in Japanese patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). The heterogeneous nature of hoarding was also investigated. METHODS One hundred and sixty-eight OCD outpatients were initially assessed to determine the presence or absence of compulsive hoarding, and whether hoarding was primary or secondary to another symptom dimension for which they had received… CONTINUE READING
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