In the news
The Hoarder Next Door aired 3 May 2012 is a series of four programmes from Channel Four team TwentyTwenty.
Obsessive Compulsive Hoarder a Channel 4 programme by the Cutting Edge team featuring Richard Wallace aired 21 December 2011. A follow-up programme is planned for 2012.
My Hoarder Mum and Me - a BBC One programme screened 16 August 2011. Features Jasmine Harman as she attempts to help her hoarding mother.
International news on compulsive hoardingSerial hoarder found buried under piles of rubbish at home after four months. Daily Telegraph - 29 August 2010
Hoarding disorder proposed for DSM-V American Psychiatric Association, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
Hoarding disorder: a new disorder in the draft of the DSM-V - Unclutterer -18 February 2010
Major changes loom for bible of mental health- Medpage today - 19 May 2010
Latest UK news on compulsive hoarding
Firefighters take three days to find woman - Daily Mail 31 March 2012
No way out - the life of an extreme hoarder Gordon Stewart - The Guardian Saturday 28 March 2009
The thin link between junk and treasure - Daily Telegraph 24 Jan 2009
Rubbish hoarder forced to pay £38,000 clean-up bill - Daily Telegraph 24 Jan 2009
Family dismay over dying man 'neglected' by medics - The Guardian 3 January 2009
In the UK the most remembered hoarder is Edmund Trebus who came to fame featuring in the BBC docusoap 'Life of Grime' shown in 1999. Mr Trebus spent much of his time in conflict with the local authorities and was eventually placed in a nursing home before dying in 2002.
Compulsive hoarding - Why some people are incapable of throwing out clutter - BBC Radio 4 Woman's hour. Listen online.
World of Compulsive Hoarders is a one-off documentary from Channel 4 which follows the story of four compulsive hoarders, two of whom are from the UK.
In the US, it's the tale of the Collyer brothers.
Why some people become hoarders - news article from the BBC website
Interesting articles from the past
Law and hoarders. Hoarding can become a clinical disorder. The Guardian 26 Jan 2005