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  • Case Study On Compulsive Hoarding

    This paper explores “Treatment of Compulsive Hoarding: A Case Study” published by Lilit Pogosian in 2010. Pogosian claims that the subject, “Dee”, had a successful intervention using specific CBT strategies and individualized exposure and response prevention (ERP) specially targeted to treat the characteristic features of compulsive hoarding. The progress Dee makes during the study suggests that the treatment plan described provides better results and response to treatment in patients with compulsive hoarding as a subset of OCD, in comparison to typical CBT, as past research has shown that patients usually show a resistance to treatment compared with OCD patients without hoarding behaviors. When looking back at this case study it is important…

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  • Compulsive Hoarding Research Paper

    full of possessions that all that stuff actually prohibits you exiting in a safe and timely manner during any emergency situation, including a fire. Compulsive Hoarding Syndrome affects approximately 1.4 to 2 million people in the United States. It is hard to prepare the numbers of hoarders for statistics because of the debilitating…

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  • Hoarding Case Study

    Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders: Hoarding Disorder within the Geriatric Population Samuels et al. (as cited in Ayers et al., 2014a, p. 741) suggests that hoarding is present in 5.3% of the population; although, this rate may be greater among the geriatric population. In the long-term care setting, many geriatric clients often hold on to items of sentimental value such as a prized pocket watch or a treasured family photo as a reminder of the past. Keeping these items are often…

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  • Homer Doctorow Analysis

    Disability may only be a matter of judgement. This concept appears in Homer and Langley, where Edgar Lawrence Doctorow depicts the possibilities in the life of a blind protagonist, Homer Collyer. Although Homer discerns darkness in a negative connotation, darkness can only be seen and sight is not the only sense for humans. Thus, blindness does not replace the senses or disconnect the Collyer brothers from the world. In a passage on page 159, Langley Collyer’s theory of replacement enables Homer…

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  • Melvin Udall: As Good As It Gets (OCD)

    Clinical Case Assessment Research Paper Introduction The character, Melvin Udall, from the film As Good As It Gets (1997), played by Jack Nicholson, will serve as the client for this case study. A successful author, previously diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) by his psychiatrist, Dr. Green, Melvin decidedly stopped therapeutic treatment, and taking his prescription medication, two years ago. Melvin’s maintenance strategy for the past couple of years after making this…

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  • Narrative Essay On Black Death

    refunded everyone who had bought the phone. My father, along with many other people, jumped the gun before thinking the purchase through and literally got burned in the end. People can not only have an abundant amount of physical stuff; they can have psychological stuff too. One type of a psychological disorder pertaining to stuff is compulsive hoarding. A compulsive hoarder will “collect and keep a lot of items, even things that appear useless or of little value to most people, and these items…

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  • Difficulty Discarding Disorders: A Case Study

    Hoarding is the ongoing difficulty in separating or letting go of a possession due to a need or desire to keep it(DSM-V, 2014). It affects about two to six percent of Americans and a bit of Europeans as well(DSM-V, 2014). Parting with anything the holder owns will be a difficult task as even a tiny thought of letting go will leave that person with a feeling of sorrow as the hoarder has either a sentimental value or a feeling they will use it in the future, they may also feel safer when near…

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  • Pros And Cons Of Hoarding

    unable to see the extent of their hoarding. The impulses that a hoarder has are perceived as normal in their mind. Outsiders see the extent and are appalled at the extreme conditions. Hoarders keep items that they believe they will use, but in reality many of the items are irrelevant because the hoarder has never used in them in the past and will not in the future. Many hoarders bring in the items that the average individual brings home such as bills, newspapers, receipts, magazines, clothes,…

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  • Obsessive-Compulsive Related Disorders Case Study

    For the purpose of discussing the identification and categorisation of mental illness, this essay will focus on the chapter of Obsessive-Compulsive Related Disorders (OCRDs) from the current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V). An emphasis will be placed on hoarding disorder (HD), a newly recognised disorder characterised by the compulsive acquisition of objects, with persistent difficulty discarding or parting with possessions, and significant associated…

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  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

    Stigma, coming from the Latin stem stigmat- means to mark or brand, especially a slave (Definition of STIGMA, 2016). Although stigma in modern society may not be as clear as a physical marker, it is still as prevalent and degrading. Even in progressive modern society, stigma persists surrounding mental illness, especially Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, more commonly known as OCD. The question, then, becomes why does this stigma persist? The answer however is neither simple nor succinct as the…

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