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The Oxford Handbook of Hoarding and Acquiring


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Part One: Introduction 1. Introduction and Overview Randy O. Frost and Gail Steketee 2. Hoarding In History Fred Penzel Part Two: Phenomenology, Epidemiology, and Diagnosis 3. Phenomenology of Hoarding Gail Steketee and Randy O. Frost 4. Ownership and Collecting Russell Belk 5. Diagnosis of Hoarding Disorder David Mataix-Cols and Lorena Fernandez de la Cruz 6. Hoarding Behavior in Other Disorders Alberto Pertusa and Andres Fonseca 7. Comorbidity in Hoarding Disorder Michael G. Wheaton and Anna Van Meter 8. Acquisition of Possessions in Hoarding Disorder Randy O. Frost and Astrid Muller 9. Information Processing Kiara R. Timpano, Ashley M. Smith, Julia C. Yang, and Demet Cek 10. Emotional Attachment to Objects in Hoarding: A Critical Review of the Evidence Stephen Kellett and Kathryn Holden 11. Animal Hoarding Gary J. Patronek and Catherine R. Ayers 12. Severe Domestic Squalor Melissa M. Norberg and John Snowdon Part Three: Etiology 13. Genetics and Family Models of Hoarding Disorder Matthew E. Hirschtritt and Carol A. Mathews 14. The Neurobiology of Hoarding Disorder Kristin Slyne and David F. Tolin 15. Hoarding in Animals: The Argument for a Homology Stephanie D. Preston 16. Psychological Models of Hoarding Michael Kyrios 17. The Economics of Hoarding Brian D. Vickers and Stephanie D. Preston Part Four: Assessment and Intervention 18. Assessing Hoarding and Related Phenomena Jessica R. Grisham and Alishia D. Williams 19. Insight and Motivation Blaise L. Worden, James DiLoreto, and David F. Tolin 20. Individual Cognitive and Behavioral Treatment for Hoarding Gail Steketee 21. Alternative Treatment Modalities Jordana Muroff 22. Pharmacotherapy of Compulsive Hoarding Sanjaya Saxena 23. Family Interventions for Hoarding Michael A. Tompkins and Tamara L. Hartl 24. Community Interventions for Hoarding Christiana Bratiotis and Sheila Woody Part Five: Hoarding in Special Populations 25. Compulsive Hoarding in Children Jennifer M. Park, Joseph F. McGuire, and Eric A. Storch 26. Hoarding in Older Adults Catherine Ayers, Sadia Najmi, Ian Howard, and Melanie Maddox Part Six: Future Directions 27. Future Directions for Hoarding Research Gail Steketee and Randy O. Frost

About the Author

Dr. Randy O. Frost is the Harold & Elsa Siipola Israel Professor of Psychology at Smith College. He was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for excellence in innovation, treatment, and research in the field of hoarding and cluttering by the Mental Health Association of San Francisco. Dr. Gail Steketee is Dean and Professor at the Boston University School of Social Work, and a member of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare. Her scholarly work has focused on developing and testing treatments for obsessive compulsive spectrum disorders, and especially hoarding. Both Dr. Frost and Dr. Steketee received the Outstanding Career Achievement Award from the International Association for Obsessive Compulsive Disorders.


"As hoarding has become recognized as a disorder, there is a need for books exclusively focused on this problem. None had existed until now. Moreover, there is a growing body of research on hoarding that needed to be synthesized for the purpose of making advances in clinical and research work. This is an important resource. The topics are diverse and cover the broad range of areas associated with hoarding. As there are no other scholarly books on hoarding like this one, the material is original. The editors are the world experts on hoarding, and this handbook is terrific." -Jonathan S. Abramowitz, Ph.D., Professor and Associate Chair of Psychology, University of North Carolina, and President, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies "With the publication of DSM-5, there are many professionals newly introduced to Hoarding Disorder. Although the concept and its symptoms are not new, clinicians and researchers now need to understand this condition in a more specific and systematic way. It is a relatively common problem (perhaps as reflected by the number of popular television programs that depict people who hoard) that only has been targeted in the scholarly literature for the past 20 years or so. During that time, there has been a substantial increase in attention paid to this condition and the resultant empirical literature is growing rapidly. It's efficient to contain all of this information within a single title, and this handbook likely will become the resource on the subject of hoarding and acquisition." -Kevin D. Wu, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology, Northern Illinois University "The book is easy to read, with uniformly organized chapters, and contains numerous tables, which help clarify the content. This is a good comprehensive, practical book on hoarding, written by an international collection of authors." --Gary B Kaniuk, Doody's Health Sciences Book Review

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