Archive for the Mental Health Disorders Category

Help for a Hoarder Near Me

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Are you a neighbor or family member of someone living in the Frederick, Maryland area who has hoarding disorder? In previous posts, we’ve discussed the life-threatening dangers and biohazards that hoarding can bring to the people or pets living in and around the home, so it’s important to take action as soon as possible. If you are worried about a hoarder but don’t even know where or how to begin to get help, then read

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How to Help a Hoarder

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You have to walk sideways through a maze of stacked books and newspapers to find your way to the living room, where there is barely room to sit down. The stacks cover windows and block hallways, so the space is dark, damp and dusty. Does this sound familiar? You can replace books and newspapers with any word, but if the items take up most of the house and even overflow into the kitchen or bathroom,

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When Loving Something Becomes Too Much

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Some of us may be collectors of certain things such as art, antiques, cups, mugs, stamps, or coins. What gets someone started on deciding to collect certain items could be tied to a family tradition or simply a love for or great interest in the items they collect. Most people who collect things are fascinated by the history around their collections, which they love to organize, display and talk about the first chance they get.

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What is Secondary Trauma?

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Can you imagine walking down the street and encountering someone laying up against a car who has been shot? It would be traumatic! Homicide, suicide, or other tragic accidents can cause as much trauma for those involved as it can for those who are exposed to it. Having these encounters can cause a person to have flashbacks, post-traumatic stress. Not only do these types of events cause stress and anxiety for those who see them,

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The Importance of a Mental Health Professional’s Help in a Hoarding Situation

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Do you have a family member or friend whose home is extremely messy and has an excessive accumulation of certain things? Do they live in such cramped living conditions that their home is filled to capacity, leaving only a very narrow pathway that winds through stacks of clutter? If you see countertops, sinks, stoves, desks, stairways and virtually all other surfaces are piled with stuff, then your loved one may have a condition known as

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