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 Post subject: Re: hoarding + therapy/reform
PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 6:21 pm 
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erynne936 wrote:
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I would really suggest al-anon, it can help you to figure out how you want to deal with your loved one and their issue.


I don't like how I wrote that... It's about focusing on Your life and how you live it/cope with issues/relationships rather than on the alcoholic/hoarder/etc.


Thank you, Erynne. This is a good idea and I appreciate your thoughts and wording.

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 Post subject: Re: hoarding + therapy/reform
PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 6:21 pm 
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See if you can get your family member/friend into the Mclean OCDI in Boston. His/her insurance might cover it, and it's widely regarded as the best program for people with OCD in the country.

http://www.mclean.harvard.edu/patient/adult/ocd.php

My parents pressured me to go, because I had been dealing with intrusive bad thoughts (a form of OCD). But I only stayed a week, because I didn't think whatever I had was close to as bad as what the other patients had. Anyway, that's how I came to Boston in the first place.


Thank you for the thought, but OCD and Hoarding are totally different beasts. Recent studies, and the major specialists of Hoarding have all come to the conclusion that while Hoarding used to be seen as a subset of OCD, they are entirely different in terms of associated sensations, brain chemistry, and behavior patterns, and that treatments for OCD and Hoarding are not at all the same.


Hmmmmm, I was in therapy with an OCD specialist only a few months ago, and that's certainly not the impression I got. Could be totally wrong though.


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 Post subject: Re: hoarding + therapy/reform
PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:53 pm 
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This was published this week, and has some really interesting ideas and resources.

The last paragraph really sums up my experience:

"“It’s really difficult for adult children,” who worry about their parents, but can’t induce them to change, Dr. Frost said. “There may be a history of animosity. Many report they grew up feeling their hoarding parents cared more about their possessions than about them.” The children, young or grown, could probably use a support group, too."

http://newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com/2012 ... -hoarders/

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