ADHD and Hoarding Disorder – Is There a Connection?

What Is ADHD and Hoarding Disorder?

ADHD which stands for Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is a mental health condition characterized by inattention and hyperactivity.

Hoarding, also known as hoarding disorder, is a mental health condition that is characterized by the collection of items with the inability to discard them.

Even though ADHD and hoarding are separate mental health conditions, they may be related. Research suggests that people with ADHD may be at an increased risk for hoarding tendencies. In fact, the Anxiety & Depression Association of America (ADAA) [1], lists ADHD as a condition that is commonly associated with hoarding.

This article will discuss with you the connection between ADHD and hoarding disorder, including treatment options, preventive measures, and how to seek help for both conditions.