Diogenes Syndrome is a disorder characterized by extreme self-neglect, domestic squalor, social withdrawal, apathy, compulsive hoarding of garbage, and lack of shame. Sufferers may also display symptoms of catatonia.
Sharing our Lives: Voices and Experiences (SOLVE) is a stigma elimination program. SOLVE trains peer educators to share their personal experiences with mental illness, reducing the social barriers that prevent mentally ill people from obtaining treatment. The Surgeon General estimates that one in four people are affected by mental illness, and peer education and support effectively corrects misinformation.
Recently, Dr. Saxena has been studying specific subtypes and variants of OCD, such as Compulsive Hoarding and Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), to understand their neurobiology and develop better treatments for these disabling conditions. He has received several research grants from the NIMH and the Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation.
Compulsive #hoarding has several characteristics. In the article below, learn what they include and how you can help someone who hoards: http://www.healthcentral.com/anxiety/c/1443/167627/helping-loved-hoards?ap=2012
Teens go through emotional ups and downs all the time. Hormones are changing, life can seem overwhelming, and without much life experience, a young adult can feel misguided. When parents are busy working, or a natural separation from family occurs, teens may turn to friends instead of parents. Peer
Got a Client with a Hoarding Problem? Assess for Safety! How do you assess whether an individual has a hoarding problem? What questions do you ask to ascertain whether the person’s clutter is a safety/health concern? Individuals with compulsive hoarding disorder typically lack awareness of the severity of their behavior and may even deny that they …