Hoarder vs. Packrat: What’s the difference?

Packrats keep things, but hoarders have a severe version of OCD and keep everything. Hoarders’ homes can become health and fire hazards, and treatment involves therapy, medication, and sometimes, cleaning the home. The main difference between a packrat and a hoarder is that packrats suffer from a relatively mild compulsion to keep things, whereas hoarders […]

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