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Jeannette Cooperman

Jeannette Cooperman

Jeannette Cooperman is the author of several books and the staff writer for St. Louis Magazine, where she’s won national awards for longform profiles and investigative reporting. Her bachelor’s degree is in philosophy, her Ph.D. in American studies. She lives with her husband and an overexuberant standard poodle in a century-old farmhouse in Waterloo, Illinois.

Someone standing in the room of a hoarder

What’s Causing the Rise of Hoarding Disorder?

Now that the DSM lists severe hoarding as a disorder apart from OCD, psychologists are asking what explains its prevalence.