CONDITIONS WE TREAT

Let us simplify what may otherwise seem complicated.

We realize you and your loved ones are more than a label. Using common diagnostic terms can aid understanding and help guide treatment solutions.

Hoarding

Hoarding disorder is diagnosed in approximately 2-6% of the U.S. and Europe population in adults and approximately 2% in adolescents (Pertusa et al., 2010). Hoarding is characterized by an immense difficulty with discarding items followed by excessive and severe stress at the idea of ridding of an time. Hoarding is more than just a love for collecting items, or minimal amounts of clutter within a household. It encompasses a severe impairment in functioning that leads to both health and safety risks from the accumulations of belongings. Long-term hoarders often have rooms stacked full with items; affecting the ability to pass through hallways or use kitchen appliances or sinks/toilets. Hoarding criteria consists of persistent difficulty parting with possessions regardless of value, perceived need to save items and distress when having to discard them, the accumulation of possessions congest and clutter living areas compromising use, and causes significant distress or impairment in occupational, social, or other areas of functioning. Those with hoarding disorder are more likely to be unmarried, separated, divorced, or unemployed compared to the general community (Nordsletten et al., 2013). Forms of therapy such as CBT can be beneficial in assisting those with hoarding disorder to adapt, improve functioning, and no longer compulsively save items (Williams & Viscusi, 2016).

Pertusa, A., Frost, R. O., Fullana, M. A., Samuelss, J., Steketee, G., Tolin, D., Saxena, S., Leckman, J. F., Mataix-Cols, D. Refining the diagnostic boundaries of compulsive hoarding: A critical review. Clinical Psychological Review, 30(4), 371-386.

Nordsletten, A. E., Reichenberg, A., Hatch, S. L., Fernandez de la Cruz, L., Pertusa, A., Hotopf, M., Mataix-Cols, D. Epidemiology of hoarding disorder. The British Journal of Psychiatry, 203(6) 445-52.

Williams, M., & Viscusi, J. A. (2016). Hoarding disorder and a systematic review of treatment with cognitive behavioral therapy. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, 45(2), 93-110. doi: 10.1080/16506073.2015.1133697

What We Don’t Treat

We are not an emergency clinic. We are an outpatient provider so we do not have inpatient facilities. We are not a hospital and do not provide detox services for addictions. We do not treat schizophrenia or brain disorders related to advancing age such as dementia or Alzheimer’s. We are not contracted with any court system and do not provide court ordered services related to child custody or other matters.

ADHD affects 11% of school-age children (4-17) and symptoms continue into adulthood in more than 75% of children. Boys are over twice as likely to be diagnosed with ADHD (13.3%) compared to girls (5.6%)

Source: National Resource Center on ADHD

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