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Animal Hoarding

The COH Site does not focus in detail on the complex issue of Animal Hoarding, but we offer the following links to learn more: The Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine has the Center for Animals and Public Policy. They have a very informative resource that is a gathering of articles from the Hoarding of …

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Assessment Tools (IOCDF)

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Avoidance

The acquisition and failure to discard possessions that appear to be useless or of limited value. This describes the behavior that many of us engage in. It is not really a problem, maybe an eccentricity, unless we see the other two features of the definition: Living spaces so cluttered that using the room as intended …

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Blogs by Hoarders

This Hoarder’s Life My personal journey & efforts to try & recover some kind of “normality” http://chroniclesofahoarder.blogspot.com/2011/07/disorders-life-24-humiliation-makes-you.html#comment-form Hilary’s Blog (a hoarder in the UK) http://www.blogger.com/profile/17237340291158712090

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Causes: Dr. Frost Video

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Got Hoarding Tendencies?

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Classic Profile:Dr. Frost Video

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Collecting vs. Hoarding

Are “Hoarders” The Same As “Collectors?” Hoarding is not the same as collecting. Generally speaking, collectors are proud of their possessions and enjoy showing them off. An avid car collector would enjoy driving his vintage sports car around the block; a boy who collects baseball cards would be proud to show them to his friends. …

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Demand Resistance

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Docs/Videos Re:Hoarding

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Fact Sheets

Hoarding Fact Sheet With Do & Don’t List This Fact Sheet is Published through the Courtesy of the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, Older Adults Services Division.   The Institute For Challenging Disorganization has some free fact sheets to provide information about Chronic Disorganization: Are You Chronically Disorganized? This fact sheet presents 21 …

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Indecision

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Learn About Hoarding

International OCD Foundation Hoarding Center IOCDF Hoarding Center Causes of Hoarding video with Dr. Randy Frost Another reliable source of information: Journal articles about Compulsive Hoarding: PubMed comprises more than 19 million citations for biomedical articles from MEDLINE and life science journals. Citations may include links to full-text articles from PubMed Central or publisher web …

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Other Countries Hoarding Documented

Also visit: International Exchange on Hoarding Australia When Clutter Goes Out Of Control, Readers Digest, Australia: “This is not an extension of laziness,” explains Jessica Grisham, an academic from the University of New South Wales who specialises in OCD and compulsive hoarding. “It’s a psychological disorder. Some hoarding patients can get so anxious at the …

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Perfectionism

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Shopping & Acquisition Fact Sheet

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Research

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Treatment

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