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Digital Hoarding May Become A New Mental Disorder…

A 47-year-old man who takes thousands of digital photos each week and spends multiple hours per day editing and organising them into a structured file directory is believed to have ‘digital hoarding disorder’ which could be a subtype of hoarding disorder. This is just one case of ‘digital hoarding disorder’ and researchers believe that this should be categorised as a subtype of hoarding disorder since it affects people’s lives in a negative way due to the fact that they cannot let go of digital things. In addition to this, it enables Doctors to identify and treat it as a mental health issue.

Have a look at the article below to find out more about the case of the 47-year-man and what Doctors think about categorising ‘digital hoarding’ as a type of the hoarding disorder:

 

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