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Hoarding: The Basics

I’ve always had trouble throwing things away. Magazines, newspapers, old clothes… What if I need them one day? I don’t want to risk throwing something out that might be valuable.

Types of Eating Disorders

Please note that eating disorders are complex and some eating issues will not meet diagnostic criteria. All eating concerns must be taken seriously.


For many in our public community the COVID pandemic is still triggering increased anxiety. Find helpful tips and strategies from our ADAA mental health professionals.

Animal Hoarding

When most people hear about animal hoarding, they recall shocking news stories about the “crazy cat lady.” They immediately side with the animals, rarely considering the life of what led to this behavior.

Treatment Planning for Hoarding

Dr. Bell begins the presentation by providing a brief overview of hoarding to highlight the issues to address in treatment. She then focuses on goal-setting and establishing a contract.

Melanie VanDyke is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis.  Dr.

Dr. Mathews is the Brooke Professor and the Vice Chair for Strategic Development in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Florida. Dr. Mathews completed her undergraduate education at Cornell University and her medical training at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.