Category: Gail Steketee

Senior Scene: Hoarding

July 11th, 2012 in 2012, Christiana Bratiotis, Gail Steketee, Newsmakers, School of Social Work 0 comments

NewTV
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The secrets to throwing out all of your piles of stuff

April 5th, 2012 in 2012, Gail Steketee, Globe and Mail, Newsmakers, School of Social Work 0 comments

Globe and Mail
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Mountains of Vogue back issues. Yellowing newspapers, some still rolled up and coated in porch dust…

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The art of (not) letting go

March 26th, 2012 in 2012, Gail Steketee, Independent Online, Newsmakers, School of Social Work 0 comments

Independent Online
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“Oh, I wonder how that got there … What is it?” Layla Jade (not her real name) has picked up a folded silver chewing gum wrapper, that has fallen, somehow, on to her carpet…

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Experts seek to classify hoarding disorder

March 14th, 2012 in 2012, Gail Steketee, Newsmakers, School of Social Work 0 comments

Sun-Sentinel
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Until recently, compulsive hoarding often remained out of sight, partly because hoarders tend to avoid having visitors and rarely seek help…

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Hoarding: The art of letting go

March 12th, 2012 in 2012, Gail Steketee, Newsmakers, School of Social Work, The Independent 0 comments

The Independent
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Hoarding can take over people’s lives and homes, but only now is it being recognized as a distinct psychological disorder…

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More than a predilection

February 27th, 2012 in 2012, Gail Steketee, Newsmakers, School of Social Work 0 comments

Radio Rebelde
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Nobody doubts that pets rejoice in life, even, are really proud when they compete in races events, because win or lose, with the exhibition make their masters happy…

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Ways to help battle shopping addiction

February 3rd, 2012 in 2012, Chicago Tribune, Gail Steketee, Newsmakers, School of Social Work 0 comments

Chicago Tribune
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A new year often inspires new resolutions to spend less money…

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No room for mistakes: Design perfectionists at home

January 26th, 2012 in 2012, Gail Steketee, Newsmakers, School of Social Work, Seattle Times 0 comments

Seattle Times
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Todd Waterbury’s apartment is just perfect…

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The compulsion to hoard

January 17th, 2012 in 2012, Buffalo News, Gail Steketee, Newsmakers, School of Social Work 0 comments

Buffalo News
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It’s good to keep essentials on hand for the future. But some people take this to an extreme, acquiring and accumulating objects of dubious value (to others) in such large and disorderly quantities that their living space is filled and normal use of the home becomes dangerous or impossible. The problem is known as compulsive hoarding…

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How to Battle Shopping Addiction

January 10th, 2012 in 2012, Gail Steketee, Newsmakers, School of Social Work, U.S. News & World Report 0 comments

U.S. News & World Report
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January often inspires new resolutions to spend less money. For some people, that means first overcoming a shopping addiction…

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