Light the Fright

Disposophobia: Fear of Throwing Things Away

July 26, 2019

Let’s talk some trash! In our most unhygienic episode yet, we bring you two extreme hoarding cases. Both ended in death and one in a murder charge.  While decluttering, organizing and Marie Kondo-ing your home might bring you joy, people with Disposophobia experience debilitating levels of anxiety, sadness, worry and confusion. We take you into a hoarder’s mind to see what neuroimaging and brain chemistry tell us about their compulsion to add to their piles and their inability to part with even the most trivial items. As always, we leave you with tips to help yourself or a loved one climb this trash mountain of a struggle.

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