Posts tagged "icd"

Hoarding; Should Professional Organizing be a medically approved treatment

Hoarding Disorder has been approved as a separate category for the DSM-5(diagnostic statistical manual of mental disorders). It will stand on its own vs being listed under OCD. It is being defined as “People with persistent difficulity discarding or parting with possessions regardless of their actual value.” With that being said, should Professional Organizing be... Read more »

Level Two on The Hoarding Scale; Blue

As a follow up to yesterdays post, here is the skinny on level two of the hoarding scale. Level two is described as the guarded level. * Structure–One major exit in the home is blocked and one major appliance such as the HVAC isn’t working. * Animals and Pests–Evidence of pet waste or odor. Also... Read more »

Yes Virginia, There is a Hoarding Scale

You heard it right. There is an official hoarding scale. This fine tool is printed and updated every year by the Institute for Challenging Disorganization. According to the ICD, this scale was created to assess a home’s interior. There are five different levels. For the next five blogs,  I will write about the different hoarding... Read more »

Are You Chronically Disorganized; Check Out This Questionnaire

The Institute of Challenging Disorganization has released this questionnaire to help determine if you are chronically disorganized. This questionnaire was put together by Diane Hatcher and published in 2010 by the ICD. Do you think you are chronically disorganized? Check out this questionnaire below. If you answer yes to the first three questions, you could... Read more »