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    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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    Hoarding Disorders

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    Hoarding is accumulating a clutter of possessions that are of no use or value to the point that it disrupts an individual’s life and the lives of their family, friends, and neighbors. Commonly hoarded items are newspapers, magazines, bags, boxes, clothing, food and supplies. Compulsive hoarding interferes with the individual’s ability to make simple decisions concerning sanitation, working, eating, and sleeping. Signs of the onset of a hoarding disorder include avoiding the discarding of…

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    Schutza Case Study

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    type of behavior among us “Our homes can become museums of our own personal artifacts” (Schutza 257). We cannot blame ourselves for picking up this type of behavior, after all the media has done an excellent job into talking us to buy useless products we do not need. Schutza did not develop an explicit solution to hoarding because it is still a recent disorder that has not been around for many years. Maybe for this reason she was not able to provide us with an answer as to how we must manage…

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    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

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    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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    Hoarding: It’s More Common Than We Think When I called a few friends about having a yard sale, I jokingly stated that I did not want to become a hoarder. Everyone knew exactly what I meant because, in recent years, pop culture has become fixated on hoarding. Reality shows have sprung up depicting the lives of people trapped with their belongings. This sparked my curiosity to find out more than just a passing interest in hoarding. What Is Hoarding? According to…

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    Homer Doctorow Analysis

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    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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    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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    Hoarding is having a difficult time discarding or parting with possession, regardless of their actual significance of the item. Hoarding will diminish the quality of life of the person living within the environment. The lack of functional living space, unhealthy or dangerous conditions that hoarders. They often go without heat or other necessary comforts because they don’t want anyone in their home. The hoarder’s way of life could lead to separation or divorce, eviction, and even the loss…

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    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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