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(p. 65) How Did This Happen? 

(p. 65) How Did This Happen?
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(p. 65) How Did This Happen?
Author(s):

David F. Tolin

, Randy O. Frost

, and Gail Steketee

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780199329250.003.0006
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date: 17 September 2019

This chapter explores the development of hoarding, including hoarding and the brain (findings from brain scans, problems with attention, problems with categorization, problems with decision-making, problems with memory), hoarding and thoughts (beliefs about usefulness, waste, and responsibility, overly creative thinking, perfectionism), hoarding and emotions (sadness, loneliness, sentimental attachment, feelings of identity, of safety, security and control, and positive feelings), and hoarding and behaviour.

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