Buried in Treasures: Help for Compulsive Acquiring, Saving, and Hoarding

Paperback | October 22, 2013

byDavid Tolin, Randy O. Frost, Gail Steketee

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While most people find it relatively easy to manage their possessions, some find it extremely difficult. If you have a problem resisting the urge to acquire and you find your home cluttered and filled to capacity with items many people would find useless and unnecessary, you may suffer from acondition known as hoarding disorder.Hoarding is a behavioral problem consisting of clutter, difficulty discarding items, and excessive buying or acquiring. Hoarding is often associated with significant reduction in quality of life, and in extreme cases, it can pose serious health risks. If you or a loved one has hoarding disorder,this book can help.This fully updated Second Edition of Buried in Treasures outlines a scientifically based, effective program for helping those with hoarding disorder dig their way out of the clutter and chaos of their homes. Written by scientists and practioners who are leaders in studying and treating hoardingdisorder, this book outlines a program of skill-building, learning to think about possessions in a different way, and gradual challenges to help people manage their clutter and their lives. It also provides useful information for family and friends of people who hoard, as they struggle tounderstand and help.Discover the reasons for your problems with acquiring, saving, and hoarding, and learn new ways of thinking about your possessions so you can decide what you really need and what you can do without. Learn to identify the "bad guys" that cause and maintain your hoarding behavior and meet the "goodguys" who can help motivate you and put you on the path to change. Useful self-assessments will help you determine the severity of your problem. Training exercises, case examples, organizing tips, and motivation boosters help change the way you think and behave toward your possessions. This bookprovides easy-to-understand strategies and techniques that anyone can use.

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While most people find it relatively easy to manage their possessions, some find it extremely difficult. If you have a problem resisting the urge to acquire and you find your home cluttered and filled to capacity with items many people would find useless and unnecessary, you may suffer from acondition known as hoarding disorder.Hoardin...

Dr. David Tolin is Director of the Anxiety Disorders Center at the Institute of Living and Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Randy O. Frost is Harold and Elsa Siipola Israel Professor of Psychology at Smith College. Dr. Gail Steketee is Dean and Professor at Boston University School of...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:216 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.68 inPublished:October 22, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199329257

ISBN - 13:9780199329250

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent book I work in the Mental Health field and specialize in hoarding. I highly recommend this book to anyone struggling with hoarding. We have seen huge success rates in our clients after helping them through the exercises in the book. Buried in Treasures is an easy read with great ideas and suggestions. It also has tips for family members and friends who are helping someone with hoarding. There is also a free facilitators guide that can be printed off the internet that accompanies this book should you want to lead it as a group.
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. What Is Hoarding?3. Do I have a Problem with Hoarding?4. Meet the Bad Guys5. Meet the Good Guys: Strategies for Beating Hoarding6. How Did This Happen?7. Enhancing Motivation8. Reducing Acquiring9. Sorting/Discarding: Getting Ready10. Sorting/Discarding: Let's Go!11. Here Come the Bad Guys: Part 1. Motivation and Working Time12. Here Come the Bad Guys: Part 2. Taking on Your Brain13. Maintaining Your SuccessIndex