Hoarding: a community health problem.

  title={Hoarding: a community health problem.},
  author={Randy O Frost and Gail S Steketee and Lauren M Williams},
  journal={Health & social care in the community},
  volume={8 4},
Hoarding behaviour has been defined as the accumulation of possessions that are useless and that interfere with the ability to function. Severe hoarding may endanger not only the health and safety of the individual, but also their surrounding community. However, little information exists regarding the frequency and seriousness of this problem. This study represents the first attempt to determine the frequency of complaints about hoarding behaviour to responding health departments in one state… CONTINUE READING

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