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Stuff : compulsive hoarding and the meaning of things / Randy O. Frost and Gail Steketee.

Frost, Randy O. (Author). Steketee, Gail. (Added Author).

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  • ISBN: 9780547487250 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 0547487258 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (290 pages)
  • Edition: 1st Mariner Books ed.
  • Publisher: Boston, MA : Mariner Books : 2011.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [281]-290).
Formatted Contents Note:
Dead body in the Collyer mansion: a prologue to hoarding -- Piles upon piles: the story of hoarding -- We are what we own: owning, collecting and hoarding -- Amazing junk: the pleasures of hoarding -- Bunkers and cocoons: playing it safe -- A fragment of me: identity and attachment -- Rescue: saving animals from a life on the streets -- A river of opportunities -- Avoiding the agony -- You Hanven't got a clue -- A tree with too many branches: genetics and the brain -- A pack rat in the family -- But it's mine: hoarding in children -- Having, being and hoarding
Summary, etc.:
Analyzes the sources of compulsive hoarding behaviors, describing the impact of the disorder on families, case studies of sufferers who have rendered their homes unlivable, and the ineffective treatments they have endured.
Source of Description Note:
Description based on print version record.
Subject: Obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Compulsive hoarding.
Genre: Electronic books.

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