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Organizing for Emotional Health

  • Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital POB Meijer Conf Center 305 Lafayette Avenue Southeast Grand Rapids, MI, 49503 United States (map)

Course Description:

Hoarding disorder is a standalone DSM-V classified mental disorder as of 2013.  The prevalence of hoarding disorder in our society is evident by the research indicating 5% of the population has the disorder.  The disorder is many times co-occurring with other disorders such as, ADD, Depression, Anxiety, OCD and more.  The hoarding behavior impacts the person’s family and friend relationships, functioning of activities of daily living, physical surroundings, mental health wellbeing, as well as, the community at large.  These homes many times are a health hazard to the person, hazardous to the emergency personnel who respond to calls and to the community who may deal with pests/infestations, excess clutter, etc.  Education of professionals in the social work field is essential in treating and working with individuals who have chronic disorganization and hoarding disorder challenges.       




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CE Value (credits): 1
CE Type: Standard

Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital

Contact Information:
Bonita Pawloski