Thursday, June 16, 2011

... compulsive hoarding and its causes ... (life coach, counselor, psychotherapist, psychologist, psychiatrist, philippines)

tv5's alagang kapatid (hosted by cheryl cosim) sent their crew to interview me on the causes of compulsive hoarding.

compulsive hoarding refers to the excessive acqusition and accumulation of items, and the failure or inability to dispose of them. compulsive hoarding can be caused by the following:


(1) attaching sentimental value to the items

(2) a poverty mentality (i.e.,accumulating possessions due to a previous experience or situation of deprivation)

(3) keeping items for future use

(4) greed

(5) failure to organize belongings

(6) hobbyist collections

(7) obsessive compulsive disorder

(8) schizophrenia (i.e., like what "taong grasa" do).



  1. Hi Mr. Dellosa, i would like to ask what is the treatment for compulsive hoarding? i think my dad is a hoarder and i think its getting worse. good thing my mom can still control him but still having a hard time keeping those pile of stuff. His brother (my uncle) has also hoarding problems but since no one controls him, his house is already full of unnecessary stuff and its really difficult to move inside his house. i hope you can give me an advice. thank you.

  2. Hi Dr. Dellosa, nagbabakasali lang po sana ako kung puwede ko po ba kayong mainterview about sa OCD cases in philippines? kailangan ko lang po sana as part of my report.

  3. Hi Dr. Dellosa, i want to know how to reach you. My mother is having this condition. I really need your help.