Current studies into compulsive hoarding

The Anxiety Disorders Center, Hartford Hospital, Hartford Connecticut, USA

A neuropsychology study which examines cognitive functioning in compulsive hoarding. It involves neuropsychological tests that evaluate attention, concentration, memory, and problem-solving.

Brain scan study - looking to understand brain functioning in compulsive hoarding. Involves interviews and questionnaires as well as completing a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), in which examine how the brain responds to different tasks.


Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK

A study about action control and decision making. Testing consists of rapid responding to words and images on a computer as well as filling out brief

Institute of Psychiatry at the Maudsley, Kings College London, UK

An investigation by questionnaire and either personal or telephone interview into the relationship between thoughts, emotions and stressful life events in the development of compulsive hoarding and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).  The study ends in June 2009.

Cluttergone and Compulsive-Hoarding Websites

You might also be interested in taking part in testing yourself, which includes our informal surveys. 


If you know of any other research projects, do PLEASE contact us with the information.  Thanks!

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