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3 Minute Hoarding Disorder Test

Based on the work of Dr. David F. Tolin, Ph.D.

Hoarding Disorder entails a difficulty discarding or parting with objects because of the perceived need to save and store them. People with Hoarding Disorder experience distress at the thought of discarding items, leading to the excessive accumulation of possessions in their lives.

Instructions: Below is a list of questions that relate to life experiences common among people who struggle with Hoarding Disorder. Please read each question carefully and indicate whether it applies to you or not.

Your privacy is protected. All results are anonymous.

Question 1 of 10

I feel like I cannot control my tendency to want to acquire things and not want to discard things.


The IDRlabs 3 Minute Hoarding Disorder Test (IDR-3MHDT) was developed by IDRlabs. The IDR-3MHDT is based on the work of Dr. David F. Tolin and his colleagues, who authored the Hoarding Rating Scale (HRS). The IDR-3MHDT is not associated with any specific researchers in the field of psychopathology or any affiliated research institutions.

The IDRlabs 3 Minute HD Test was informed by the HRS’ criteria for Hoarding Disorder as published in Tolin, D.F., Frost, R.O., Steketee, G., Gray, K.D., & Fitch, K.E. (2008). The economic and social burden of compulsive hoarding. Psychiatry Research, 160, 200-211. Tolin, D.F., Frost, R.O., & Steketee, G. (2010). A brief interview for assessing compulsive hoarding: The Hoarding Rating Scale-Interview. Psychiatry Research, 178, 147-152. Tolin, D.F., Gilliam, C., Davis, E., Springer, K., Levy, H., Frost, R., Steketee, G., & Stevens, M. (2018). Psychometric properties of the hoarding rating scale-interview. Journal of Obsessive Compulsive Related Disorders, 16: 76-80.

The work of Dr. Tolin, et al. has also informed some of the criteria in the form of the widely used psychological instrument, the HRS, for clinical use especially by qualified mental health professionals. The present test is intended for educational purposes only. IDRlabs and the present IDRlabs 3 Minute Hoarding Disorder Test are independent of the above researchers, organizations, or their affiliated institutions.

The 3 Minute Hoarding Disorder Test is based on a famous and well-regarded inventory for the assessment of hoarding disorder. However, free online tests and quizzes such as this one are solely first takes and cannot provide accurate assessments of your potential personality disorder. Hence, the test is intended to be used for educational purposes only. A definitive mental health assessment can be made only by a qualified mental health professional.

As the publishers of this free online 3 Minute Hoarding Disorder test, which allows you to screen yourself for the signs of this condition, we have strived to make the test as reliable and valid as possible by subjecting it to statistical controls and validation. However, free online quizzes such as the present 3 Minute Hoarding Disorder Test do not provide professional assessments or recommendations of any kind; the test is provided entirely “as-is.” For more information about any of our online tests and quizzes, please consult our Terms of Service.

Why Use This Test?

1. Free. This 3 Minute Hoarding Test is delivered to you free of charge and will allow you to obtain your scores related to difficulty parting with possessions.

2. Clinically oriented. The feedback delivered by this instrument is based on the work of Ph.D.s and is designed to deliver a clear clinical picture of the respondent’s current symptoms indicating hoarding disorder as measured according to standardized items.

3. Statistical controls. Statistical analysis of the test is conducted to ensure maximum accuracy and validity of the test scores.

4. Made by professionals. The present test has been made with the input of people who work professionally with psychology and individual differences research.