The Hoarder in You

Author: Robin Zasio

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 1609611314

Category: Psychology

Page: 222

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The featured psychologist on the hit A&E series Hoarders shares counsel on an array of hoarding-related disorders from compulsive shopping to extreme collecting, sharing practical advice, behind-the-scenes stories from the show and background histories about some of the most serious cases of hoarding that she has encountered. TV tie-in.

Summary of Robin Zasio's The Hoarder in You

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC

ISBN: 1669385531

Category: Psychology

Page: 25

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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 Joan, an African American woman in her 50s, was a highly regarded administrator at an insurance company. She had a system of keeping things, but it didn’t work well. She had good intentions, but the time to take care of all the things she meant to simply never came. #2 People often judge hoarding harshly, believing that the people who suffer from it are lazy, unsanitary, uncaring, selfish, self-absorbed, or narcissistic. But in reality, many people suffering from hoarding simply cannot prevent themselves from accumulating and saving oftentimes shocking amounts of stuff. #3 The answer to why people hoard is complex, as it is for people who suffer from compulsive hoarding, a condition that can lead to severe isolation, depression, and physical degeneration. #4 The thought processes of a person with compulsive hoarding are not that different from those of a person with an average amount of clutter. While there are clinical differences between people who suffer from compulsive hoarding and those who do not, when it comes to some of the behaviors and thought patterns, they are not that different.


Author: Gail Steketee,Christiana Bratiotis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190946415

Category: Psychology

Page: 216

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Hoarding disorder is the excessive saving of objects and difficulty parting with them to a point that interferes with one's ability to properly use rooms and furnishings in the home. Hoarding can become dangerous, sometimes resulting in structural problems and fires, or in hazardous sanitary conditions. Studies indicate that around one in every 25 people suffers from hoarding. This means that almost all of us know someone who hoards. 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. With their combined expertise in psychological treatments for hoarding and community interventions, Drs. Steketee and Bratiotis explain how to understand hoarding as a mental illness, describing the disorder in layman's terms and explaining the various facets and manifestations of the behavior. Chapters focus on one or more common questions regarding diagnosis, features, how to assess severity, and treatment. The book will dispel myths and help readers identify hoarding that touches their own lives. As such it will be of great value not only to those who suspect a loved one may be hoarding, but also to first responders, such as firefighters, public health officials, and housing and social service personnel, who will find here an essential resource for use in the field.


Author: Ontario. Dept. of Agriculture

Publisher: N.A


Category: Agriculture

Page: N.A

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