Compulsive Hoarding
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The Anxiety Disorders Center at Hartford Hospital/Institute of Living is conducting a study investigating changes in brain functioning after treatment in people with Hoarding Disorder.

This study is open to individuals ages 20 through 60who meet criteria for Hoarding Disorder. People with Hoarding Disorder often save or collect too many things and have extreme difficulty throwing things away. This often results in so much clutter that it is difficult to use rooms in their home as they are intended.

In this study participants will be randomly allocated to an immediate treatment condition or a delayed treatment condition. In the immediate treatment condition participants will receive cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) within a 4-6 weeks. In the delayed treatment condition participants will receive the CBT treatment after a 16 week delay. Participants are also required to complete an fMRI (brain scan) at multiple times across the study so in order to examine how the brain responds to different tasks. The CBT is provided at no cost for 16 consecutive weeksand participants are compensated up to $200 for completing the assessments (including the brain scans).

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If you would like to do a brief phone screen to determine if this treatment is a good fit for you, please use our online scheduling system below to arrange a time to speak with one of our research assistants. Please provide the phone number where you can be reached at the time of your appointment.

For more information, please contact

Marla Genova, M.A.
Phone: (860) 545-7039
Email: adc.research@hhchealth.org