Mount Laurel, New Jersey (PRWEB) October 16, 2013
Much focus has been placed on the hoarding condition since the publication of the American Psychiatric Association’s Fifth Edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). The ground-breaking inclusion of hoarding as a separate and unique mental condition is a breakthrough that many members of the hoarding community have been longing for. The community is made up not only of those struggling with the debilitating condition, but families and friends who are forced to watch their loved ones suffer from its stigmas and ever-present dangers as well as the hoarding cleaning specialists who are committed to helping them.
Address Our Mess, a hoarding cleaning authority with locations in more than twenty-five states in the US, has recently published Hoarding Treatment, a comprehensive look into an alternative method designed to help hoarders move beyond the vices of their condition. While Address Our Mess does not endorse or support any specific medical or therapeutic treatment plan, specialists agree that every case is unique and must be treated accordingly. For those seeking methods less intrusive than prescription drug plans and therapy sessions, Hoarding Treatment by Address Our Mess is the perfect place to start.
Like the traumas and tribulations that create the hoarding condition in a person’s life, each treatment plan is unique. Helpers are urged to first understand the hoarding condition as best as possible, reviewing multiple perspectives of the illness with tools like Hoarding Do's and Don’ts. This simple, yet effective, tool is designed to allow all parties of the hoarding treatment process understand the points of view of everyone involved.
Once a helper has learned as much about the condition as possible, it is time to implement the Hoarding Treatment plan with the hoarder. The keyword being “with.” It is important to understand that in order for this treatment plan to work, the hoarder must be willing and able to complete the process.
Create a Sense of Awareness
Create Alternative Coping Practices
Change Behaviors and Streamline Ways of Thinking
Like any other treatment plan, commitment and dedication are key factors to its success. Hoarders and helpers alike must learn to trust one another. Hurdles will have to be overcome and setbacks are to be expected. However, by staying the course with this less-invasive hoarding treatment plan, hoarders and their helpers now have additional tools to conquer the debilitating condition.