Building Mental Health Capacity with Older People Who Compulsively Hoard

A Proposal for an Integrated Community Response to Hoarding in Edmonton


"Why do I keep so many things?"

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Tompkins, M.A., Hartl, T.L. Digging Out. Helping Your Loved One Manage Clutter, Hoarding & Compulsive Acquiring. New Harbinger Publications, Inc., 2009.

Tolin, D.F., Frost, R.O., Steketee, G. Buried in Treasures. Help for Compulsive Acquiring, Saving, and Hoarding. Oxford University Press. 2007.

Frost, R.O., Steketee, G. Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. 2010.

Neziroglu, F., Bubrick, J., Yaryura-Tobias, J.A. Overcoming Compulsive Hoarding. New Harbinger Publications Inc., 2004.

Hoarding & Cluttering. Speaking from Experience. DVD. RealTime Health LLC. 

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