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Treatment of Compulsive Hoarding

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00073346
First Posted: November 21, 2003
Last Update Posted: June 20, 2013
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Collaborator:
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Information provided by:
Boston University
November 19, 2003
November 21, 2003
June 20, 2013
September 2003
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Treatment of Compulsive Hoarding
Treatment of Compulsive Hoarding
This study will develop and test a cognitive behavioral treatment for compulsive accumulation of goods.

Compulsive hoarding is a form of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) that is characterized by excessive acquisition of possessions, difficulty discarding possessions, and excessive clutter. This condition is resistant to both pharmacological and psychotherapeutic interventions that are effective in treating other symptoms of OCD. This study will determine the effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) in treating compulsive hoarding symptoms.

This study consists of three phases. In Phase 1, data from previously conducted pilot studies will be revised and expanded. In Phase 2, the revised data will be used to develop and implement a treatment manual for compulsive hoarding. During this phase, treatment will be flexibly applied to allow for variations in treatment duration and choice of techniques. During Phase 3, participants will be randomly assigned to either CBT or a wait-list control, followed by active treatment for a fixed duration. Therapist adherence and competence will be assessed through audiotaped therapy sessions.

Interventional
Phase 1
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Behavioral: Cognitive Behavioral Treatment
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Completed
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August 2006
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Inclusion criteria:

  • Display at least moderately severe hoarding symptoms
  • Must live within 45 minutes of Boston, MA or Hartford, CT

Exclusion criteria:

  • Ten or more sessions of cognitive behavior therapy for hoarding
  • Concurrent psychotherapy or medications
  • Suicidal, psychotic, or other psychiatric symptoms requiring hospitalization
  • Compulsive buying symptoms that are part of a manic phase of bipolar disorder
  • Mental retardation, dementia, brain damage, or other cognitive dysfunction that would interfere with the study
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
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United States
 
 
NCT00073346
R21MH068539( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
R21MH068539 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
DATR A2-AIA
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Boston University
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
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Boston University
June 2013

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