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Hoarding disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder

  • F. De la Torre Brasas (a1), A. Duque Domínguez (a2), N. Echeverría Hernández (a2), M.D.M. Lázaro Redondo (a2), C. García Montero (a2), M. Otalora Navarro (a2), L. Martín Díaz (a2) and A. Más Villaseñor (a2)...

Abstract

Introduction

Hoarding disorder is described in the DSM-5 as a new clinical entity whose essential characteristic is the persistent difficulty discarding or parting with possessions, regardless of their actual value, arguing reasons of utility, aesthetics, attachment or strong fear of losing Information.

Objectives

We present the case of an 11-year-old male patient brought to the Health Mental office when his mother found in the school bag debris that he had collected from the garbage, and useless objects in a bedroom drawer. The patient recognizes the nonsense of his behaviour but is unable to get rid of these objects but he allows his mother to do it. He had lowered school performance and showed irritable, shy and solitary, difficulties to sleep and cried often without apparent reason. They also noted since six months before, strange movements with the neck and eyes.

Methods

After ruling out, underlying organic pathology, we started treatment with sertraline 50 mg, aripiprazole 2.5 mg and cognitive behavioural therapy, with complete disappearance of symptoms including the movement disorder.

Results

Obsessive compulsive disorder 300.3 (F42); Hoarding disorder 300.3 (F42); Provisional Tic disorder 307.21 (F95.0).

Conclusions

Hoarding behaviour of strange objects is very unusual in Hoarding Disorder but more common in the Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. In this case report, we consider the possibility of both disorders.

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Hoarding disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder

  • F. De la Torre Brasas (a1), A. Duque Domínguez (a2), N. Echeverría Hernández (a2), M.D.M. Lázaro Redondo (a2), C. García Montero (a2), M. Otalora Navarro (a2), L. Martín Díaz (a2) and A. Más Villaseñor (a2)...

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Hoarding disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder

  • F. De la Torre Brasas (a1), A. Duque Domínguez (a2), N. Echeverría Hernández (a2), M.D.M. Lázaro Redondo (a2), C. García Montero (a2), M. Otalora Navarro (a2), L. Martín Díaz (a2) and A. Más Villaseñor (a2)...
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