Journal article

The cognitive-behavioural model of hoarding disorder: Evidence from clinical and non-clinical cohorts

Michael Kyrios, Christopher Mogan, Richard Moulding, Randy O Frost, Keong Yap, Daniel B Fassnacht

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY & PSYCHOTHERAPY | WILEY | Published : 2018

Abstract

The cognitive-behavioural model of hoarding disorder incorporates information processing difficulties, maladaptive attachment to possessions, erroneous beliefs about the nature of possessions, and mood problems as etiologically significant factors, although developmental experiences such as a compromised early family environment have also been proposed in an augmented model. This study examined the specificity and relevance of variables highlighted in the augmented cognitive-behavioural model. Various clinical participants (n = 89) and community controls (n = 20) were assessed with structured clinical interviews to verify diagnosis. Participants completed self-report measures of hoarding sev..

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