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Compulsive Hoarding by Jennifer J. Patient Expert Posted Fri 05 Feb 2010 12:00am 3 Comments 'It's persecution', says man in backyard clutter scrap City orders cleanup, owner cries foul Signs of Hoarding Firstly, there are 3 behaviours to Compulsive Hoarding*, which is an Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) 1. The acquisition of, and failure to discard a large number of possessions that appear to be useless or ... Read on »
Are Compulsive Buyers Also Compulsive Hoarders? by Dr. Romeo V. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted Thu 02 Oct 2008 6:16pm A paper presented in the November 2007 issue of Behavior Research and Therapy follows up on previous research that has indicated that compulsive buyers often suffer from compulsive hoarding as well. The researchers examined 66 treatment-seeking compulsive buyers prior to their entry into a group therapy program for compulsive buying. The study ... Read on »
Some obsessions, compulsions not part of OCD - Article by Untreatable .. Patient Expert Posted Thu 13 Aug 2009 5:49pm Driving over a pothole may not be a big deal for most people, but for Jeff Bell, it was a source of endless frustration. Jeff Bell found treatment for OCD very difficult, but says it helped him turn his life around. Afraid that he had injured a person, he would drive back to each pothole again and again to check, and he lost a lot ... Read on »
Some obsessions, compulsions not part of OCD - Article by Untreatable .. Patient Expert Posted Thu 28 Jan 2010 9:19pm Driving over a pothole may not be a big deal for most people, but for Jeff Bell, it was a source of endless frustration. Jeff Bell found treatment for OCD very difficult, but says it helped him turn his life around. Afraid that he had injured a person, he would drive back to each pothole again and again to check, and he lost a lot of ... Read on »
Hoarding Worse As You Grow Older - Depression not OCD Partly to Blame by Anthony Cirillo Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 25 May 2011 9:00am A Kaiser Health News article reports that according to several studies presented at the annual conference of the American Society on Aging, hoarders are more likely to be depressed, anxious or have social phobias than to have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. It could be a by-product of growing older and being alone. Researchers found that cha ... Read on »
Good resource for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder by Devin H. Healthy Living Professional Posted Thu 28 Jul 2011 12:00am Someone recently sent me a good link for information on Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and hoarding behaviors. The link includes a panel discussion-type format. It is worth checking out if you have any interest in this topic! The link is here: OCD and Hoarders Expert Panel . Read on »
What Causes Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder? by Dr. Romeo V. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted Wed 08 Dec 2010 6:31am It is unknown whether various types of obsessive-compulsive (OC) symptoms have a common genetic or environmental etiology. For example, it is unknown whether hoarding is etiologically associated with prototypic OC symptoms, such as washing, checking, and obsessing. Also unknown is whether particular OC-related symptoms are etiologically ... Read on »
Parkinson’s Patients Subject to Compulsive Disorders by Bill S. Health Maven Posted Tue 11 May 2010 12:08pm The fact that people with Parkinson’s disease are more likely to fall victim to compulsive behaviors is nothing new that story has been kicking around since 2005.  But in a story released yesterday, the full scope becomes much more apparent. While physicians have known about the link between Parkinson’s medication an ... Read on »
Brainsway Gets FDA Approval To Conduct Study To Assess Efficiency Of Deep TMS Device To Treat Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 20 Dec 2013 1:16am Moving right along with TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation) treatments here’s a new study to take place.  As you can read below Brainsway already has approval for a device to treat depression.  I am guessing the treatment would be for severe obsessive-compulsive disorders as if the truth was known there’s a little bit of OCD  in all of us a ... Read on »