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Is hoarding a mental disorder that is passed from generation to generation, or a learned trait?


This is a debate in my family. Some believe that extreme frugal living/hoarder is a mental disorder that is passed from generation to generation, while others think it is a learned trait that can be fixed. I am curious to see what would trigger it and how others helped their family members, or themselves.

 

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