Reference: Up to 19 million Americans affected by compulsive hoarding

Solovitch, S. Hoarding is a serious disorder — and it’s only getting worse in the U.S. [Internet] The Washington Post; 2016 Apr 11 [cited 2019 May 10].

“Studies show that compulsive hoarding affects up to 6 percent of the population, or 19 million Americans, and it has been found to run in families. The rate is twice that of obsessive-compulsive disorder.”

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