Recently I attended a lecture by Dr. Gail Steketee, Dean of Boston University’s School of Social Work. Dr. Steketee’s work has focused on the psychopathology of compulsive hoarding and her talk discussed the symptoms of hoarding and possible interventions. The information Dr. Steketee and her team have started to piece together about hoarding was fascinating, but there is still much to learn.
If you or someone you know may have a problem with hoarding, here are some resources.
- Buried in Treasures: Help for Compulsive Acquiring, Saving and Hoarding
- Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things
- Digging Out: Helping Your Loved One Manage Clutter, Hoarding and Compulsive Acquiring