Compulsive hoarding

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  • Essay on Compulsive Hoarding and Dr. Randy Frost

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    Hoarding is defined as the acquirement of, and inability to discard worthless items even though they appear to have no value. Hoarding behaviors can occur in a variety of psychiatric disorders and in the normal population, but are most commonly found in people with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Those people who report compulsive hoarding as their primary type of OCD, who experience significant distress or functional impairment from their hoarding, and who also have symptoms of indecisiveness, procrastination

  • Compulsive Hoarding Outline Essay

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    Compulsive Hoarding Revealed Mikayla Casteel April 30, 2012 I. Definition A. Compulsive hoarding is a common and potentially disabling problem, characterized by the accumulation of excessive clutter, to the point that parts of one's home can no longer be used for their intended purpose B. Compulsive hoarding could be a subtype of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), which is defined as an anxiety disorder characterized by unreasonable thoughts and fears (obsessions) that lead to repetitive

  • Compulsive Hoarding: A Stifled Chaos Essay

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    and Tamara Hartl, hoarding is medically defined as “the acquisition

  • Hoarding Is a Real Disorder Suffered by Real People Essay

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    Many people know the television shows, Hoarding: Buried Alive, on TLC or Hoarders on A&E. These reality TV shows feature hoarders and their families. The crews of the shows follow the hoarder for a few days to study how hoarding affects their daily lives. A professional organizer and a therapist are taken through the house to see what the hoarder collects. The houses are disgusting; many times, there are rodents, cockroaches, stacks of paper and garbage everywhere. The audience is shown interviews

  • Compulsive Hoarding Video Analysis

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    This is a topic I was also considering writing a post on. Compulsive hoarding is a public health issue that is relatively stigmatized. As seen in the video, symptoms include a large amount of clutter in individuals's space, difficulty getting rid of things, impulsively buying or getting things to take home, as well as feeling embarrassed to let others see the home and refusing to let others in to help clean. Hoarding behaviors can begin as early as the teenage years but the average person seeking

  • Life of a Hoarder

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    disposed of. Hoarding is defined as the acquirement of, and inability to discard worthless items even though they appear to have no value, causing excessive amounts of clutter to impede the livability of his or her home. Hoarding is associated with substantial harmful health risks, economic and social burdens. ( An estimated 700,000 to 1.4 million people in the United States are thought to have compulsive hoarding syndrome. ( Compulsive hoarding is not just a

  • The Effects Of Hoarding, Traumatic Events, And Material Deprivation

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    Pertusa, Santo, Singh, and Mataix-Cols, looked to investigate the relationship with hoarding, traumatic events, and material deprivation. This study also attempted to distinguish if OCD was a determining factor in the prevalence of hoarding. This study hypothesized that hoarders (with or without comorbid OCD) would report higher lifetime frequency of traumatic events than individuals with OCD who do not have hoarding tendencies, but no greater levels of material deprivation. Furthermore, this study

  • Hoarding: Worldwide Issue Essay

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    In the United States, at least one million people are affected from hoarding. Hoarding first occurred when the collyers brothers were buried alive thus increase the fascination and anxiety during the 1930s to today (Herring 2011, p. 159). On March 21, 1947, Homer Collyer’s body was found “in a sitting position with his head on

  • Animal Hoarding Essay

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    Animal hoarding is an obsession that is growing in victims and recognition throughout the world today. The typical animal hoarder has a serious psychological condition called obsessive compulsive disorder. Animal hoarders also may be suffering from different kinds of addictions, delusional disorder, attachment disorder, dementia, and even zoophilia. These people feel they have the responsibility to keep and care for an overabundant amount of animals, thinking that they are helping these creatures

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder ( Ocd )

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    Obsessive compulsive disorder, abbreviated as OCD, is defined by irrational thoughts and fears (obsessions) that lead you to do repetitive behaviors (compulsions). It is possible to have only obsessions or only compulsions and still have OCD. Obsessions are thoughts that intrude repeatedly into awareness and are experienced as irrational, unwanted, and difficult to control or stop. Common obsessive thoughts can include: fear of being contaminated by germs or dirt, fear of causing harm to yourself