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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.
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.
Kiara Timpano, PhD, addresses hoarding disorder and ways to treat it.
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.
Symptoms of depression, anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorders have emerged or worsened for many during the pandemic.
Hoarding behaviors range from the normal (i.e., acquiring and saving items we do not need and/or will not use) to the clinically diagnosable (i.e., having areas of your home that are not usable due to clutter). Most of us fall somewhere on this continuum.
..."Now is certainly a time of stress for many people. In addition to health issues, people are stressed about losing employment or being over-worked. They are also concerned about having basic supplies to meet their needs.