Children of Hoarders (Paperback)

How to Minimize Conflict, Reduce the Clutter & Improve Your Relationship

By Fugen Neziroglu, Katharine Donnelly

New Harbinger Publications, 9781608824380, 189pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2013



Growing up with a hoarder can be a confusing, painful, and sometimes dangerous experience. And when it comes to finding help for a hoarder parent, many adult children find themselves taking on the exhausting role of caretaker. As the child of a hoarder, you may be wondering what resources are available to you. Written by nationally recognized obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) expert Fugen Neziroglu, a regular on the popular TLC television series, Hoarders, this book explores strategies for communicating with hoarder parents and outlines practical intervention skills.

About the Author

Fugen Neziroglu, PhD, ABBP, ABPP, is a board-certified cognitive and behavior psychologist and leading researcher on anxiety disorders. She is the director at the Bio Behavioral Institute in Great Neck, NY; professor at Hofstra University; clinical professor of psychiatry at New York University; and coauthor of "Overcoming Compulsive Hoarding." She has appeared numerous times on the TLC television series, "Hoarders."

Katharine Donnelly, PhD, is a behavior therapist at the Bio Behavioral Institute in Great Neck, NY. Her areas of interest include behavioral and acceptance-oriented therapies and obsessive-compulsive spectrum behaviors. She is also coauthor of "Overcoming Depersonalization Disorder," another collaboration with Fugen Neziroglu.