ADHD – not OCD – called the key comorbidity in pediatric hoarding

 ADHD in the News 2017-06-08

Most of the pediatric hoarding literature focuses on hoarding accompanied by obsessive-compulsive disorder. But, “I want to highlight that [attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder] is across the board something that seems to come up in child hoarding behaviors quite a bit, mirroring the adult literature, which is that hoarding behavior may be much more strongly associated with ADHD than it is with OCD,” Jennifer M. Park, PhD, said at the annual conference of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.