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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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Newburgh Chandler PL - Bell Road Library 616.8522 FRO (Text) 39206020392062 NonFiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780151014231
  • ISBN: 015101423X
  • Physical Description: 290 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010.

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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 haven't got a clue -- A tree with too many branches : genetics and the brain -- A packrat in the family -- But it's mine! : hoarding in children -- Having, being, and hoarding.
Summary, etc.:
With vivid portraits that show us the traits by which you can identify a hoarder, Frost and Steketee explain the causes and outline the often ineffective treatments for the disorder while illuminating the pull that possessions exert on all of us.
Subject: Obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Compulsive hoarding.

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