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Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie 43 (2001) 5, 355 - 359

Case report

Hoarding; a case-report

A.J. Fouwels, B.C. Appelhof

The phenomenon of hoarding is discussed on the basis of a case description and relevant literature. According to dsm-iv criteria hoarding is classified within the spectrum of obsessive-compulsive Disorder (ocd). However, in contrast to ocd, hoarding is almost without exception egosyntonic and refractory to ssri treatment. Some authors report favorable results with neuroleptics.

keywords hoarding, obsessive-compulsive disorder, treatment