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How Do You Convince A Hoarder That He Is Hoarding Things And Needs To Get Help
Difficult to do: It is very difficult to convince someone who hoards objects to stop. Hoarding is often a part or symptom of a more complicated psychiatric illness, like ocd. Without addressing the whole picture with help from a mental health professional, you will have no chance of helping. Hoarders often do not have insight into their own problem or the anxiety of giving up their goods is too strong. Get help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is a food horder? Is there any such thing as a food horder? If there is what do they do and what causes it? Also food hoarders do they eat the food they hoard like they never had a once of food before?
Yes, : Yes, there are food hoarders. Food hoarding can be a form of obsessive compulsive disorder especially if large amounts of food are stacked up which are no longer fit for consumption. However, sometimes people with eating disorders collect food and then may binge on it later. There can be embarrassment with eating in public; so the person may consume the food in private. Other causes of stashing food can be quite simple. For instance, I am supposed to be on a diet and my spouse would disapprove that i just bought a pizza; so i hide it under the bed to consume it later. Some times people who have had to go without food in the past, feel more secure to stash some food. An example, might be someone who lived during the great depression, who now has more than enough to eat but fears that at some point they will deprived of food again. I hope this is helpful. ...Read more
What do you when, you feel really suicidal , but the doctor won't prescribe medication because I hoard , and my psychologist believes I am dependent?
Get a third opinion.: Even if your two providers are right, you might still have enough impulses to do some self-harm. And besides, what does hoarding have to do with not prescribing? If you are dependent, could you not still feel and do something suicidal? Couple of non-sequitars... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Conversation: In trying to negotiate an agreement, it is important to understand the reasons for the position that the other side has. Only then can one address those concerns and move the conversation to agreement. Having sensible and logical reasons for ones position is often more effective than emotion. ...Read more
U can't, not really: You can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink. Does this 72yo have decision making capacity? Can s/he understand consequences of decision to avoid medical help? If demented, courts may need to assign guardian of person etc if family can't agree. But if s/he has all faculties, it's really up to him/her. Ask about health goals. What does s/he want? Not want? Yes or no to artificial means ...Read more
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