Hoarding Disorder Research
About Hoarding Disorder
Hoarding disorder (HD) is a highly disabling condition in which individuals have persistent difficulty parting with personal possessions, which results in clutter and inability to use the rooms in the home for their intended use. It causes public health problems when clutter attracts pest infestations or obstructs fire exits in apartment buildings, endangering both personal and neighbors’ safety.
Current Clinical Studies
The Rodriguez Lab studies aim to find brain based treatments for Hoarding Disorder. All candidates undergo a screening process to ensure participants' involvement to the appropriate clinical study. Clinical studies procedures include medical assessment, psychological assessments, computer-based assessments, MRI scans, lab tests and evidence-based peer support groups. The study participation is voluntary and participants have the right to withdrawal at any time.