.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
(5) failure to organize belongings
(6) hobbyist collections
(7) obsessive compulsive disorder
(8) schizophrenia (i.e., like what "taong grasa" do).