When Collecting becomes Hoarding

Collecting is something many people do as a hobby or just because they like to keep things that remind them of fond memories.

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Depression

Depression is a common mental health problem. Up to one in four females and one in six males will suffer from depression at some time.

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Generalised Anxiety Disorder

Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) affects about 5% of the population.

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) affects 2 - 3% of the population - more than 500,000 Australians

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Trichotillomania

Trichotillomania is not a new disorder – rather it is “coming out of the closet” due to new treatments and recent publicity about the topic. 

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a medical diagnosis given to a person who experiencces enduring stress after a traumatic or life-threatening event. Because of its complex nature, a person may experience post-traumatic stress well and truly before a formal diagnosis is given.

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Panic Disorder

A panic attack is a brief episode of intense fear. It is accompanied by multiple physical and cognitive symptoms that occur repeatedly and unexpectedly in the absence of any external threat.

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Treatment for anxiety disorders

If you have OCD, you can’t just stop it by trying harder, but there are ways to recover from OCD with the help of family, friends and health professionals. 

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Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)

Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) is defined as a preoccupation with an imagined 'defect' in appearance.

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Specific Phobias

The word 'phobia' is a derivation of the Greek word 'phobos', meaning flight, which originated from the Greek deity Phobos - whose particular talent was to inspire fear and panic in his enemies.

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Social Anxiety Disorder

For people with social anxiety disorder (or social phobia), social situations bring feelings that go far beyond simple anxiety or nervousness.

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