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Stuff : compulsive hoarding and the meaning of things

Frost, Randy O. (Author). Steketee, Gail. (Added Author).

Summary: Psychologist Randy O. Frost and social worker Gail Steketee present cases studies that examine the causes and implications of compulsive hoarding and discuss their own limited success in the treatment of hoarders.

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

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [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 pack rat in the family -- But it's mine! : hoarding in children -- Having, being, and hoarding.
Citation/References Note:
Library Journal Starred, February 2010
Publisher's Weekly, February 2010
Kirkus Starred, January 2010
Booklist, March 2010
Library Journal Starred
Publisher's Weekly
Kirkus Starred
Target Audience Note:
Adult Follett Library Resources
Subject: Obsessive-compulsive disorder
Compulsive hoarding
Obsessive-compulsive disorder
Compulsive hoarding

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Nazareth. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity.


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Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity 616.852 F9395 2010 (Text) 31001101370337 Adult Non Fiction Available -

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