Challenges and advances in treating hoarding



This article introduces an issue of the Journal of Clinical Psychology: In Session devoted to understanding, assessing, and treating hoarding disorder (HD). After a case example is presented, the proposed the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, 5th Edition criteria for HD are discussed, and the problems associated with hoarding are discussed from a psychotherapeutic and public health perspective. The articles in this issue are then outlined and summarized. © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Clin Psychol: In Session 67:1–5, 2011.