June 26th, 2013
10:31 AM ET

Dr. Sanjay Gupta on Hoarding: "This is a Disease"

When dealing with a hoarder, it's important to understand, CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta says, that hoarding "is a disease" and "not just a behavior."

Hoarders develop "profound attachments" to the objects they acquire, and the idea of throwing them away triggers strong emotional responses.

Dr. Gupta shares detailed insights about how the disease impacts those with the disorder and shares the criteria used to help diagnose the disorder.

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  1. theresa harrison

    Yes,cause when you look at the objects you associate them with a person.

    June 28, 2013 at 8:13 am | Reply

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