Imaginal Exposure for Hoarding Disorder
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The present study will test a potential new treatment strategy, imaginal exposure, for hoarding disorder. Although cognitive behavioral therapy often reduces hoarding, some people do not want to start, or cannot handle, that option. To help such individuals, the present study will provide imaginal exposure therapy to people with hoarding disorder, wherein they imagine discarding possessions as a way of becoming acclimated to the idea. We predict that imaginal exposure will improve hoarding symptoms as well as two psychological experiences linked to the condition: intolerance of uncertainty and emotional avoidance.
Efficacy and Feasibility of Intensive Imaginal Exposure for Hoarding Disorder
- 1. Age 18 and older 2. Any gender and all ethno-racial categories 3. Hoarding Disorder primary condition 4. Willing and able to understand and complete consent and study procedures 5. English speaking
- 1. Severe depression 2. Clinically at risk of suicide with Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS) Suicidal Ideation Subscale of 4 or higher (i.e. suicidal intent without specific plan) 3. Currently receiving Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
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Tatevik Avanesyan, MD