When collecting and saving is severe, it can not only affect ourselves and our families, but make our homes unsafe and may damage our relations with neighbours.
- Not being able to part with possessions even if they do not have a ‘value’
- Strong urges to save items
- Feelings of distress and anxiety about discarding possessions
- Collecting a large number of possessions that fill up rooms in the home or workplace so they cannot be used for their intended purpose e.g. you can’t cook in the kitchen or sleep in the bedroom.
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