There are many people who are suffering with either 'hoarding disorder' or compulsive disorder which makes it difficult for them take appropriate decision at right time. A recent study conducted by researchers of Institute of Living has found that when it comes to decision making, people suffering with hoarding disorder experiences an unusual activity in the cortex of brain.
The researchers used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to draw the conclusion. For the study, the researchers studied the brains of 43 patients with hoarding disorder and 31 patients with obsessive compulsive disorder.
The lead researcher of the study, Dr. David Tolin said, “These differences in neural function correlated significantly with hoarding severity and self-ratings of indecisiveness among patients with hoarding disorder and were unattributable to OCD or depressive symptoms”.
It is estimated that about 3 million Britons are suffering with hoarding disorder. The findings of the researchers have been published in the medical journal Archives of General Psychiatry. It is hoped that the findings of the study would help the researchers in understanding the hoarding disorder of the people. Moreover, the findings would also help in finding effective treatment for the disorder. Tiredness and laziness are the symptoms of the disorder but many are unaware of it.
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