- Oxford Library Of Psychology
- The Oxford Handbook of Obsessive Compulsive and Spectrum Disorders
- Short Contents
- Oxford Library of Psychology
- About the Editor
- Phenomenology and Epidemiology of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Phenomenology and Epidemiology of Body Dysmorphic Disorder
- Phenomenology and Characteristics of Compulsive Hoarding
- Phenomenology and Epidemiology of Tic Disorders and Trichotillomania
- Genetic Understanding of OCD and Spectrum Disorders
- Neuroanatomy of Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders
- Information Processing in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Related Problems
- The Role of Family and Social Relationships in OCD and Spectrum Conditions
- Personality Features of OCD and Spectrum Conditions
- Psychological Models of Obsessive Compulsive and Spectrum Disorders: <i>From Psychoanalytic to Behavioral Conceptualizations</i>
- Cognitive Approaches to Understanding Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders
- Assessing OCD Symptoms and Severity
- Assessing Comorbidity, Insight, Family and Functioning in OCD
- Pharmacological Treatments for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Other Biological Approaches to OCD
- Exposure-Based Treatment for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Cognitive Treatment for OCD
- Combining Pharmacotherapy and Psychological Treatments for OCD
- Additive and Alternative Approaches to Treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Treatment of Body Dysmorphic Disorder
- Treatment of Compulsive Hoarding
- Treatment of Tic Disorders and Trichotillomania
- OCD and Spectrum Conditions in Older Adults
- Obsessive Compulsive Spectrum Disorders in Children and Adolescents
- Cultural Issues in Understanding and Treating Obsessive Compulsive and Spectrum Disorders
- Future Research on Obsessive Compulsive and Spectrum Conditions
Abstract and Keywords
Compulsive hoarding is a prevalent and chronic problem that is associated with a profound public health burden. Individuals with hoarding symptoms who have been included in OCD treatment outcome trials have responded poorly to standard pharmacological and psychological treatments. Interventions based on a cognitive-behavioral model specific to compulsive hoarding have shown more promise, according to recent studies. This chapter reviews assessment practices, current evidence regarding biological and psychological treatments for hoarding, and challenges associated with treating hoarding. The cognitive-behavioral treatment for hoarding developed by Steketee and Frost (2007) is described, followed by research questions regarding how to improve treatment outcomes for hoarding.
Jessica R. Grisham, School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
Melissa M. Norberg, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
Sarah P. Certoma, School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
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