CBT with an Adolescent with Hoarding Disorder - A single case experimental design

Rose Knight, Rachel Davies, Paul Salkovskis, James D. Gregory

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Abstract

Hoarding Disorder (HD) in children is little understood yet research conducted in adult population suggests that the onset of HD occurs in early adolescence. There are no empirically based guidelines for how to treat hoarding in young people. This is the first case study adopting a single –case experimental design and hoarding specific measures to treat an adolescent with hoarding disorder. After a baseline period, Katie (15 years old) received 13 sessions of cognitive-behavioural therapy for hoarding disorder, focussing specifically on excessive acquisition. There were substantial changes in well-being, which reflected modest changes in hoarding symptoms. The work is discussed in relation to issues of assessment and the utility of the adult HD evidence base for understanding HD in children in addition to make suggestions for future research.
LanguageEnglish
Pages1-11
JournalInternational Journal of Cognitive Therapy
Early online date8 Mar 2019
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StatusE-pub ahead of print - 8 Mar 2019

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CBT with an Adolescent with Hoarding Disorder - A single case experimental design. / Knight, Rose; Davies, Rachel; Salkovskis, Paul; Gregory, James D.

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