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Expert Rev Neurother. 2010 Feb;10(2):251-61. doi: 10.1586/ern.09.159.

Treatment of hoarding.

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Department of Psychology, 44 College Lane, Smith College, Northampton, MA 01063, USA.


In the past 5 years, hoarding has emerged as a serious, potentially debilitating and remarkably frequent form of psychopathology. Attempts to treat it have met with little success. Although the majority of studies using serotonin-reuptake inhibitors have shown a poor response among people with hoarding disorder, serious methodological problems limit the conclusions that can be drawn from these studies. The true efficacy of serotonin-reuptake inhibitors for hoarding is largely unknown. Cognitive-behavioral treatments for obsessive-compulsive disorder have also fared badly in the treatment of hoarding. However, therapy based on a cognitive-behavioral model of hoarding has shown considerable promise.

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