- 156 pages
- Overcoming Compulsive Hoarding
- Fugen Neziroglu
- 04 November 2018 Fugen Neziroglu
Although The Much Satirized Image Of A House Overflowing With National Geographics And Infested With Cats May Make Us Chuckle, The Reality Of Compulsive Hoarding Is No Laughing Matter The Most Common Reason For Evictions In The US And A Significant Risk Factor For Fatal House Fires, Compulsive Hoarding Is A Treatable Condition Related To Obsessive Compulsive Disorder It Is Characterized By The Acquisition Of Possessions That Have Little Or No Value, Which The Sufferer, Often Referred To As The Saver, Has Great Difficulty Discarding This Book, The First Ever Written For Savers And Their Families, Provides An Overview Of Compulsive Hoarding And How It Relates To Obsessive Compulsive Disorder It Discusses Hoarding Broadly, Offering Readers Perspectives On The Physical, Behavioral, And Value Oriented Aspects Of The Condition You Can Use Its Assessment Tools To Help Decide Why You Or Your Loved One Hoards Skill Building Exercises Help You Determine How To Beat The Hoarding Problem By Addressing Issues That Often Underlie Compulsive Saving Even Though This Is Fundamentally A Self Help Book, It Contains A Frank Discussion About The Need For Professional Help In Some Hoarding Cases, How To Find It, And What Medications Have Been Proven Effective For Savers.
Dr Neziroglu is a board certified behavior and cognitive psychologist, specializing in Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive related disorders, and is a pioneer in the research and treatment of Body Dysmporhic Disorder She received her Ph.D in clinical, school community psychology from Hofstra University and completed her post graduate work in behavior and cognitive therapy at Temple University Sch