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Stuff : compulsive hoarding and the meaning of things / Randy O. Frost and Gail Steketee.

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Author/Creator:
Frost, Randy O.
Language:
English.
Publication date:
2010
Imprint:
Boston [Mass.]: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010.
Format:
  • Book
  • 290 p. ; 24 cm.
Title Variation:
Compulsive hoarding and the meaning of things
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [281]-290).
Contents:
  • 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 packrat in the family
  • But it's mine! : hoarding in children
  • Having, being, and hoarding.
Summary:
With vivid portraits that show us the traits by which you can identify a hoarder, Frost and Steketee explain the causes and outline the often ineffective treatments for the disorder while illuminating the pull that possessions exert on all of us.
Contributor:
Steketee, Gail.
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ISBN:
9780151014231
015101423X

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