Hoarding, stockpiling, panic buying: What’s normal behavior in an abnormal time?
Hoarding, stockpiling, panic buying: What’s normal behavior in an abnormal time?

Hoarding, stockpiling and panic buying have all increased during the pandemic.Grace Cary via Getty ImagesCarol Mathews, University of FloridaSymptoms of depression, anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorders have emerged or worsened for many during the pandemic. This is no surprise to clinicians and scientists, who have been increasing worldwide access to mental health information and resources.But what effect has the pandemic had on another common but often misunderstood problem – hoarding? The issue first received attention when people piled up paper towels, toilet tissue and hand sanitizer …

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