Thursday, December 28, 2006

Clutter Gone Wild

Randy Frost has a good article on hoarding in the Winter 2006-2007 edition of Smith Alumnae Quarterly. If you are already familiar with his work, you won't see anything new - but it's a good introduction for those without that familiarity.

Dr. Frost speaks of hoarding as a set of behaviors, including:
- Excessive acquisition/compulsive buying
- Saving of large quantities of things that most people wouldn’t save
- Difficulty organizing possessions
- Difficulty making decisions

Thanks to Deborah Gussoff and the National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization for pointing me to this.

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