Symptom Tests

[Self-Test] Is Your Clutter and Disorganization Out of Control?

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 get something new, do you find a permanent place for it?
When you think about the prospect of friends or family seeing your mess, are you ashamed?
When someone comes over and touches something in your home, do you get suspicious or worried?
When you have to declutter, do you agonize over each thing you need to throw away?
When you were a child, did you get overly attached to certain objects?
Is the furniture in your house covered in clutter?
When there’s a bad smell in your home, do you to look for the cause?
When you see an amazing sale on something, do you buy it immediately?

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Hoarding: Next Steps

1. Take this Test: Obsessive-Compulsive Symptoms in Adults
2. Take this Test: Executive Function Deficit Symptoms in Adults
3. Read: Stop the Slide From Clutter into Hoarding
4. Download 22 Clutter-Busting Strategies for Adults with ADHD
5. Research 13 Clutter Hacks for the Easily Overwhelmed
6. Listen to “Organization Solutions for People with ADHD” – an Expert Webinar with Susan Pinsky
7. Read When Your Mess is Causing Stress

Updated on November 27, 2019

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