Symptom Tests

Hoarding Symptom Test for Adults

Most of us are somewhat messy, but hoarding is a serious condition linked to ADHD, anxiety, and obsessive compulsive behavior that affects approximately 2 to 5 percent of the population. Take this self-test to understand hoarding symptoms in adults and where you fall on the messiness to hoarding spectrum.

Hoarding Symptoms Test for Adults

Most of us are somewhat messy, but hoarding is a serious condition linked to anxiety and obsessive compulsive behavior that affects approximately 2 to 5 percent of the population. Take this self-test to understand where you fall on the messiness to hoarding spectrum.

This self-test is designed to determine whether you demonstrate symptoms similar to those of hoarder. This test is not intended to diagnose or to replace the care of a health care professional. If you are concerned about your messiness, please seek professional assistance for a diagnosis and treatment.

When you think about the prospect of friends or family seeing your mess, are you ashamed?

1 out of 8

When there’s a bad smell in your home, do you to look for the cause?

2 out of 8

When you see an amazing sale on something, do you buy it immediately?

3 out of 8

Is the furniture in your house covered in clutter?

4 out of 8

When you have to declutter, do you agonize over each thing you need to throw away?

5 out of 8

When you get something new, do you find a permanent place for it?

6 out of 8

When someone comes over and touches something in your home, do you get suspicious or worried?

7 out of 8

When you were a child, did you get overly attached to certain objects?

8 out of 8

(Optional) Would you like to receive your hoarding symptom test results — plus more helpful resources — via email from ADDitude?

1 Comments & Reviews

  1. While interesting food for thought, there is a significant error in at least one question and/or answer.

    For the question asking about finding a permanent place for a new object, the question or the answers need to be reversed. As currently written, “Never” is the answer of someone who MAY have an issue with hoarding, but I’m the scoring, “Never” is counted as a healthy response.

    I can pick nits over some other questions, but this error should be fixed for this online screening quiz to be more helpful. The fix for this question should be relatively simple.

    Please make this change.

    Thank you.

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