ADHD and Storage Requirements (03-08-22)

Researchers have identified an increased likelihood of hoarding in people with ADHD;  this finding may indicate a greater need for storage options among people with ADHD who are not hoarding.  Morein-Zamir and colleagues report that “Whilst formerly associated with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), it is now recognised that individuals with HD [hoarding disorder] often have inattention symptoms reminiscent of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Here, we investigated HD in adults with ADHD. . . . Clinically significant hoarding symptoms were found in ∼20% versus 2% of ADHD and control groups. . . . Patients with ADHD had a high frequency of hoarding symptoms, which were specifically linked to inattention.”

Sharon Morein-Zamir, Michael Kasese, Samuel Chamberlain, and Estherina Trachtenberg.  2022.  “Elevated Levels of Hoarding in ADHD:  A Special Link with Inattention.”  Journal of Psychiatric Research, vol. 145, pp. 167-174, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychires.2021.12.024