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    • ISBN:9781472120069
    • Publication date:03 Nov 2015
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Overcoming Hoarding

A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioural Techniques

By Satwant Singh, Margaret Hooper, and Colin Jones

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A new Overcoming title for people with the newly diagnosed condition of Hoarding Disorder - a problem which is consistently of interest in the media.

Hoarding is a condition where a person has a tendency to collect and save things excessively and has difficulty in getting rid of items. This results in a cluttered living space and often causes distress and impairs the person from being able to fully function in their home. It's a common condition that affects 2-5% of the population and has far-reaching consequences for sufferers, family, friends and the wider community, together with potential health and safety implications, with increased risk of injury or vermin. There has been increasing interest in the media which has raised public awareness of this problem, but there has been very little literature aimed at helping hoarders until now.

There is no one reason why individuals hoard. For some, the hoarding behaviours are a way of coping with an emotional trauma. For others, there may be a strong attachment to certain objects, or a belief that certain materials have value - such as books, magazines and newspapers. Hoarding behaviour can also be a learnt behaviour from growing up in a cluttered environment. Sometimes unusual items or objects are hoarded including faeces and urine.

Hoarding is a common condition but little is known about it. Almost everyone has some hoarding traits but these may not manifest themselves to the extent that it causes disruption to a person's life and space. The true prevalence of hoarding is not clear however it appears to be a growing problem. With the increased attention that hoarding is getting more people are beginning to recognize that they may have a problem.

This book fills an important gap for a dedicated book on hoarding disorder, and uses CBT tools to help people recover, and reclaim their space and their life.

Biographical Notes

Satwant Singh is a Nurse Consultant, Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and Mental Health and Clinical Lead. He has been facilitating the UK's only treatment group - The London Hoarding Treatment Group - since 2005. Satwant is regarded as a leading expert in hoarding in the UK and is frequently contacted by the media, statutory organisations, universities and conferences both in UK and internationally.
Margaret Hooper is a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and Counselling Psychologist. Margaret has been involved in co-facilitating the London Hoarding Treatment Group alongside Satwant since 2005. She is currently working as a CBT therapist in the NHS with a specialist CBT service treating individuals with long term health conditions.
Colin Jones is a senior lecturer and researcher in advanced clinical practice at a large UK university. Colin has been involved in numerous research projects in Japan, South East Asia, Europe and the UK, most recently within the area of hoarding. Together with Satwant Singh, he is developing photo-elicitation methods designed specifically for hoarding research.

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  • ISBN: 9781472120052
  • Publication date: 03 Nov 2015
  • Page count: 384
  • Imprint: Robinson
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