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When Parting With Possessions Becomes Problematic

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Jeff talks to Dr. Jeff Szymanski about hoarding disorder, its warning signs, and options for treatment. They also discuss the evolution of the diagnosis, how it started as a subtype of OCD, and its current diagnostic criteria. Additionally, Dr. Szymanski shares resources, organizations, and researchers doing work in the field today.

Jeff Szymanski, PhD, served as the executive director of the International OCD Foundation for 15 years following his role as the director of psychological services at McLean’s OCD Institute. Dr. Szymanski is a lecturer on psychology at Harvard Medical School and the author of the book “The Perfectionist’s Handbook.”

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