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

By: Frost, Randy O.
Contributor(s): Steketee, Gail.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Boston [Mass.]: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010Description: 290 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780151014231 :; 015101423X :.Other title: Compulsive hoarding and the meaning of things.Subject(s): Obsessive-compulsive disorder | Compulsive hoardingDDC classification: 616.85/227 LOC classification: RC533 | .F76 2010
Contents:
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: 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.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [281]-290).

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.

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.

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