Hoarding

Hoarding refers to a situation where the pattern of ongoing acquisition of possessions and failure to discard them leads to living spaces that are so cluttered that it is difficult to use them for their intended purpose, causing significant distress or impairment.

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buried-in-treasuresBuried in Treasures
Help for Compulsive Acquiring, Saving, and Hoarding
By David F. Tolin, Randy O Frost, Gail S. Steketee

Publisher's Description
While most people find it relatively easy to manage their possessions, some find it extremely difficult. If you have a problem resisting the urge to acquire and you find your home cluttered and filled to capacity with items many people would find useless and unnecessary, you may suffer from a condition known as hoarding disorder. Hoarding is a behavioral problem consisting of clutter, difficulty discarding items, and excessive buying or acquiring. Hoarding is often associated with significant reduction in quality of life, and in extreme cases, it can pose serious health risks. Discover the reasons for your problems with acquiring, saving, and hoarding, and learn new ways of thinking about your possessions so you can decide what you really need and what you can do without.

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Digging Out

Digging Out
Helping Your Loved One Manage Clutter, Hoarding, and Compulsive Acquiring
Michael A Tompkins, and Tamara L Hartl

Publisher's Description
Many people who hoard understand the extent of their problem and are open to help. This book is not for them. Digging Out is for the concerned and frustrated friends and family members of people who do not fully accept the magnitude of their hoarding problem and refuse help from others. If you have a friend or loved one with a hoarding problem and are seeking a way to guide him or her to a healthier, safer way of life, this book is for you.

In Digging Out, you will find a complete guide to helping your loved one with a hoarding problem live safely and comfortably in his or her home or apartment. Included are realistic harm reduction strategies that you can use to help your loved one manage health and safety hazards, avoid eviction, and motivate him or her to make long-term lifestyle changes. You'll learn how to handle a roommate or spouse with a hoarding problem, identify and work through special considerations that may arise when the person who hoards is frail and elderly, and receive guidance for healing strained relationships between people who hoard and their friends and family. Take heart. With this book as a guide, you can help your loved one live more comfortably and safely, salvage your damaged relationship, and restore your peace of mind.

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Helping Hoardershelping-hoarders
A Guide for Families, Counselors, and First Responders
Mark A. Chidley

Publisher's Description
This short, easy to read guide will benefit those who want to understand hoarding better and those who want to help hoarders find their way into recovery. Family members, counselors, agency personnel, and others who are often first responders will come away with an enlarged view of the disorder and how to intervene.

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overcoming-compulsive-hoardingOvercoming Compulsive Hoarding
Why You Save and How You Can Stop
By Fugen A Neziroglu, Jerome Bubrick, Jose A Yaryura-Tobias

Publisher's Description
The reality of compulsive hoarding is no laughing matter. The most common reason for evictions in the US and a significant risk factor for fatal house fires, compulsive hoarding is a treatable condition. It is characterized by the acquisition of possessions that have little or no value, which the sufferer, often referred to as the saver, has great difficulty discarding. This book, the first ever written for savers and their families, provides an overview of compulsive hoarding. It discusses hoarding broadly, offering readers perspectives on the physical, behavioral, and value-oriented aspects of the condition.  Even though this is fundamentally a self-help book, it contains a frank discussion about the need for professional help in some hoarding cases, how to find it, and what medications have been proven effective for savers.

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stuffStuff
Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things
By Randy Frost an Gail Steketee

Publisher's Description
Randy Frost and Gail Steketee were the first to study hoarding when they began their work a decade ago; they expected to find a few sufferers but ended up treating hundreds of patients and fielding thousands of calls from the families of others.  With vivid portraits that show us the traits by which you can identify a hoarder--piles on sofas and beds that make the furniture useless, houses that can be navigated only by following small paths called goat trails, vast piles of paper that the hoarders "churn" but never discard, even collections of animals and garbage--Frost and Steketee illuminate the pull that possessions exert on all of us. Whether we're savers, collectors, or compulsive cleaners, very few of us are in fact free of the impulses that drive hoarders to the extremes in which they live. For all of us with complicated relationships to our things, "Stuff" answers the question of what happens when our stuff starts to own us.

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Treatment for Hoarding Disorder
Therapist Guide
Gail S. Steketee and Randy O. Frost

Publisher's Description
The relationship people have with their possessions ranges from purely utilitarian to intensely emotional. For most people, their personal possessions provide them with a sense of security, comfort, and pleasure. However, if someone loses the ability to distinguish useful or important possessions from those that make life overly complicated, the objects can become a prison. For people who suffer from Hoarding Disorder (HD), the process of getting rid of unneeded objects is not easy. For them, possessions never "feel" unneeded and trying to get rid of them is an excruciating emotional ordeal. This Second Edition of Treatment for Hoarding Disorder is the culmination of more than 20 years of research on understanding hoarding and building an effective intervention to address its myriad components. Thoroughly updated and reflective of changes made to the Fifth Edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders(DSM-5), this edition of the outlines an empirically supported and effective CBT program for treating hoarding disorder. A major goal of the treatment is to recapture the positive role of possessions in the lives of people with hoarding problems, and strategies are outlined for sustaining gains and making further progress, as well as for managing stressful life events that can provoke problematic acquiring and difficulty discarding.

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treatment-for-hoarding-disorder-4Treatment for Hoarding Disorder
Workbook
By Gail S Steketee and Randy O Frost

Publisher's Description
This Second Edition of Treatment for Hoarding Disorder Workbook  outlines an empirically supported and effective CBT program for treating hoarding disorder. This Workbook is meant to guide clients through their treatment for hoarding disorder with their clinician. It includes homework, forms, exercises, and behavioral experiments for clients to test their personal beliefs about possessions, develop an organization plan and filing system, and sort and organize items room by room. A major goal of the treatment is to recapture the positive role of possessions in the lives of people with hoarding problems, and strategies are outlined for sustaining gains and making further progress, as well as for managing stressful life events that can provoke problematic acquiring and difficulty discarding.

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group-treatment-for-hoarding-disorderGroup Treatment for Hoarding Disorder
Therapist Guide
By Jordan Muroff, Patty Underwood, Gail S Steketee

Publisher's Description
For the first time, Hoarding Disorder (HD) is now recognized as a distinct disorder in the fifth edition of theDiagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), separate from OCD. HD has also received much more attention and exposure in recent years. Consequently, more people will be recommended for treatment, increasing the demand and need for clinicians who deliver this specialized intervention. Group Treatment for Hoarding Disorder: Therapist Guide outlines a cognitive-behavioral therapy program for HD using a group model. Written for psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, counselors, and psychiatric nurses, this Therapist Guide will promote effective group treatment of people with hoarding disorder.

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severe-domestic-squalorSevere Domestic Squalor
By John Snowdon, Graeme Halliday and Sube Banerjee

Publisher's Description
Should you intervene in the life of the 48-year-old woman whose dwelling is stuffed with accumulated rubbish and who will not let anyone help get rid of it - or the 78-year-old surrounded by putrescent food and filth - or the 'animal accumulator'? Cases of severe domestic squalor (sometimes called Diogenes Syndrome) are among the most complex and difficult faced by community agencies. Local councils, housing officers, health professionals, social services, animal welfare agencies, public guardians and of course relatives and neighbours often feel powerless and lack confidence about what to do when faced with such situations. The guidelines, recommendations and case examples in Severe Domestic Squalor will help concerned people to understand what can be done and how, by providing an understanding of the causative factors and who should take the lead in dealing with them.

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what-every-professional-organizer-needs-to-know-about-hoardingWhat Every Professional Organiser Needs to Know About Hoarding
Judith Kolberg

Publisher's Description
Compulsive hoarding is a complex disorder. This book provides basics about the disorder for professional organizers, social workers, community agencies, mental health practitioners, law enforcement and anyone who encounters people who hoard. You'll learn the psychological underpinnings and the organizational challenges of people who acquire and save so excessively that they undermine the health, safety and comfort of their own home. This is a hopeful book that examines creative collaborative approaches including combinations of organizing and therapy, self-help efforts, support groups and other means for making a difference in the life of a person who hoards. The Foreword is written by Dr. David Tolin, a leading authority on the topic. The author is Judith Kolberg, the founder of the National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization. If you work with, love or are a person who hoards, this book is for you.

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