There’s a fair amount of people who hoard and don’t know why. I’ve spent several decades in therapy, so I’m probably at least more aware of what I do/why than most. (Or, my vanity wants me to THINK so anyway!)
Case Western University is doing a survey to try and find some answers. Info here:
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University are conducting two online studies about the relationships of individuals with OCD or hoarding. Each study involves completing questionnaires online about relationships, emotions, OCD, and hoarding. You must be at least 18 to participate. Those who participate may enter into a raffle for a Target gift card. The information gathered from this study may help to improve therapies for OCD and hoarding.
For individuals with OCD and/or hoarding:
For relatives and significant others of those with OCD and/or hoarding:
It says it takes about an hour, but it didn’t seem to take that long to me!