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Stuff : compulsive hoarding and the meaning of things

Author: Randy O Frost; Gail Steketee
Publisher: Boston : Mariner Books : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Mariner Books edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Randy O Frost; Gail Steketee
ISBN: 9780547422558 0547422555 9780547487250 0547487258
OCLC Number: 466347570
Description: 290 p. ; 21 cm.
Details: Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 226 KB).
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 pack rat in the family --
But it's mine! : hoarding in children --
Having, being, and hoarding.
Responsibility: Randy O. Frost and Gail Steketee.

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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.

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