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date: 21 March 2019

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Animal hoarding, a subtype of hoarding disorder, is a serious neuropsychiatric condition that we know little about. Preliminary reports suggest that while animal hoarding shares similar symptoms to object hoarding, the condition may pose greater risks and harm to the individual and animals. Unfortunately, animal hoarding cases are more often seen in the justice system and animal welfare services than in clinical treatment settings. Future research should explore the neuropsychiatric characterization of the disorder and multidisciplinary treatment options.

Keywords: animal hoarding, multiple animal ownership, self-neglect, animal cruelty

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