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Oct 27, 2023

Release date: October 27th, 2023

Dr. Laura Roberts is joined by Dr. Carolyn Rodriguez and Dr. Randy Frost, authors of the new book Hoarding Disorder – A Comprehensive Clinical Guide, which tackles a condition which has been part of the zeitgeist for a while now (just ask fans of Marie Kondo) yet was only codified as a disorder in the DSM-5 in 2013. This is therefore a pioneering new work in the field, and the authors discuss the book’s genesis and their ambitions for understanding and treating a condition now thought to be more prevalent than OCD.

In this episode:

Introduction (0:30)
Why did the world need this book? (2:27)
The Collyer Brothers (4:45)
The natural history of the condition in younger patients (7:00)
The status of research in the area (10:25)
the tipping point (14:24)
Who’s psychologically uncomfortable here? (22:10)
How do we do a better job of recognizing this disorder earlier? (28:10)
Hoarding, affluence and popular culture (37:03)
Understanding the nature of the attachments that people have (38:50)

Show Notes and Resources:
Hoarding Disorder – A Comprehensive Clinical Guide by Dr. Carolyn Rodriguez and Dr. Randy Frost
(American Psychiatric Association Publishing) 2023

Learn more about Dr Rodriguez and Dr Frost.
Read more about the Collyer Brothers.

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