Hoarding disorder can cause a variety of complications, including:

  • Unsanitary conditions that pose a risk to health
  • Increased risk of falls
  • Injury or being trapped by shifting or falling items
  • A fire hazard
  • An inability to perform daily tasks, such as bathing or cooking
  • Poor work performance
  • Family conflicts
  • Loneliness and social isolation
  • Financial problems
  • Legal issues, including eviction
May 08, 2014