Hoarding disorder is the excessive saving of objects and difficulty parting with them to a point that clutter in the home interferes with one's ability to use rooms and furnishings for their intended purpose. Hoarding: What Everyone Needs to Know demystifies this complex problem, what it looks like and why it may develop, and how it can be treated.
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Gail Steketee is Professor Emerita at Boston University's School of Social Work where she served as Dean from 2005 through 2017. Her research has been featured in media outlets including the New York Times, the New Yorker, the Chicago Tribune, the Washington Post, U.S. News and World Report, and CNN.
Christiana Bratiotis is an Associate Professor at The University of British Columbia School of Social Work in Vancouver, Canada. Her research has been highlighted by media outlets including the New York Times, the Boston Globe, the Chicago Tribune and CBC Radio.
Chapter 1. What Is Hoarding And Hoarding Disorder?
Chapter 2. What Are The Common Features Of Hoarding?
Chapter 3. What Are The Neuro-Cognitive Features Of Hoarding?
Chapter 4. What Is The Impact Of Hoarding On Sufferers, Families And Communities?
Chapter 5. How Serious Is The Hoarding Problem?
Chapter 6. Why Do People Hoard?
Chapter 7. What Treatments Work Best For Hoarding And Acquiring?
Chapter 8. How Can Family Members And Other Methods Help With Hoarding?
Chapter 9. How Can Communities Help With Hoarding?
Chapter 10. What Are The Next Steps To Understand And Treat Hoarding?
Authors Gail Steketee and Christiana Bratiotis, internationally-recognized experts on the topic of hoarding, deftly summarize the existing scientific and clinical information in this surprisingly easy-to-read volume. This book is a must-read for anyone who wants a better understanding of this complex condition. * David Tolin, PhD, Director, Anxiety Disorders Center, The Institute of Living, Author, Buried in Treasures: Help for Compulsive Acquiring, Saving, and Hoarding * Hoarding: What Everyone Needs to Know is an outstanding, easily accessible guide for anyone who seeks to better understand or assist someone with hoarding disorder. This book provides a thorough understanding of the disorder as well as practical guides for navigating housing, health, and other challenges faced by those with hoarding. The authors provide a road map for individuals with hoarding, their families, and communities seeking to better address this
challenging issue. * Jesse Edsell-Vetter, Director of Resident Services, HRI * Steketee and Bratiotis have succeeded in producing a concise yet comprehensive overview of hoarding disorder. Summarizing over 25 years of research, this book is straightforward, easy to read, and an excellent answer to what you need to know about hoarding. It will be immensely valuable to those whose lives are touched by this problem. * Randy Frost, PhD, Harold Edward and Elsa Siipola Israel Professor of Psychology, Smith College *
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