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Hoarding, OCD & Anxiety in Older Adults

How to Deal With a Loved One Who Hoards

Dr. Alec PollardDr. Alec Pollard, Founder and Director of the Anxiety Disorders Center (ADC) at Saint Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute (SLBMI) and Professor of Family and Community Medicine at Saint Louis University talks to listeners about hoarding, OCD and other anxiety disorders in aging adults.

In 1982, Dr. Pollard established the first center in the St. Louis region dedicated to treatment, education, and research in the field of anxiety disorders. Since that time, the ADC has treated thousands of children, adolescents, and adults from over 40 states and 11 countries. Dr. Pollard is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the International Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Foundation (IOCDF) and chairs the IOCDF national training initiative, the Behavior Therapy Training Institute. He serves as a reviewer for numerous journals and conference program committees and has authored over 85 professional publications, including two books, Dying of Embarrassment: Help for Social Anxiety and The Agoraphobia Workbook.

Link to the interview:   http://www.blogtalkradio.com/dianekeefe/2013/10/02/is-your-loved-one-a-hoarder

Oct 14-20 is International OCD Awareness Week

Saint Louis University
Department of Family and Community Medicine
1402 South Grand Boulevard
O’Donnell Hall, 2nd Floor
St. Louis, MO 63104
Email: pollarda@slu.edu

St. Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute

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Dr. Pollard is speaking to the St. Louis area OCD support group at Missouri Baptist Hospital on Oct. 19th at 10:00 a.m.

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