I'm no whack job like this guy, but I hate to delete movies, photos, and shows after I get a hold of them. So I'm always burning data discs of everything, I clean the files off my drives, but I've endded up with a cabinet with a few thousand data discs on those bulk containers. The digital hoarder: Man takes 1,000 photos a DAY and spends 5 hours organising them - foregoing sleep, cleaning and leaving the house Unnamed man, 47, hoards pieces of paper, bike parts and digital photos Takes millions of landscapes shots but cannot bear to throw them away He has now begun treatment to delete lesser quality snaps Until now, no scientific papers on digital hoarding have been documented By Madlen Davies for MailOnline Published: 13:06 GMT, 9 October 2015 | Updated: 22:17 GMT, 9 October 2015 A hoarder with millions of digital photographs spends up to five hours a day organising them, preventing him from sleeping, cleaning his house or going outside. The 47-year-old man, who is unidentified, takes up to 1,000 digital photographs a day - mainly of landscapes - and becomes extremely distressed at the thought of throwing them away. He never uses or looks at the pictures, which are saved on his computer and on hard drives, but is convinced they might be of use in the future, say doctors describing his situation in the journal BMJ Case Reports. The man’s case has prompted the medics to introduce ‘digital hoarding’ as a new type of hoarding disorder. http://i.***************/i/pix/2015/10/09/13/2D3C1ED700000578-0-image-a-9_1444393720257.jpg An unidentified man hoards pieces of paper, bike parts and digital photographs. Pictured is the man's living room, published by the medical journal with his permission http://www.***************/health/a...g-foregoing-sleep-cleaning-leaving-house.html ______________________________________________________________________ DIGITAL HOARDING DISORDER: A NEW MENTAL ILLNESS? Doctors from the Netherlands believe they have coined a new term for a specific type of hoarding disorder. Writing in the journal BMJ Case Reports, they presented the case of a man who accumulate and organised thousands of digital pictures. This caused him distress and impaired his life as if affected his sleep and hygiene. http://i.***************/i/pix/2015/10/09/13/2D3C7DDC00000578-3266406-image-a-18_1444394860962.jpg No scientific papers on digital hoarding have been documented up to now, doctors said Writing in the journal, the doctors said: ‘Digital hoarding is the accumulation of digital files to the point of loss of perspective, which eventually results in stress and disorganisation,’ they wrote in the journal. ‘Although digital hoarding does not interfere with cluttering of living spaces, it has an immense impact on daily life functioning. ‘Although no scientific papers have been published on this subject, the problem is frequently described on the internet by patients and by professionals.’ They continued: 'No university or hospital websites have addressed the problem or offered professional treatment. 'A few clinical psychologists claim treatment in the form of behavioural therapy focusing on distraction by other activities, building on social skills and improving sleep hygiene. 'Technology companies have reacted to the phenomenon by offering tools and software for archiving and filing computer files. 'However, the possibility of saving more files might stop any tendency to actually delete files to gain more overview of data.'