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Hoarding Treatment Grant Funded

The Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) announced today that a collaborative project between PGENeS and the Mental Health Association of San Francisco (MHA-SF) will receive over $2 million in funding for a project to compare two types of treatment for Hoarding Disorder. These treatments include group cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), led by a psychologist and support group treatment using a manual aimed to help individuals conquer their hoarding challenges and facilitated by a peer who has experienced hoarding challenges.  See the project description here.

The Surprising Science Behind Hoarding

A recent article in the Pacific Standard magazine highlights much of the emerging science around Hoarding Disorder, including work done by the PGENeS group.  Read it here.

OCD study in Costa Rica highlighted in La Nacion newspaper

The Central Valley of Costa Rica has long been a fruitful place for genetic research.  This month, our ongoing work on the genetics of OCD in large multigenerational families gets a mention in Costa Rica’s premier newspaper, La Nacion.

NPR’s Radio Diaries features man with Tourette Syndrome

NPR’s popular program from the 1990’s that followed teenagers through their daily lives has recently been updated, and one of the most compelling program features Josh Cutler, a schoolteacher in New York with Tourette Syndrome.

 

Listen to his story here.

PGENeS’ hoarding study in the news

PGENeS lab members Carol Mathews and Monika Eckfield are quoted in the recent article on hoarding entitled “The Surprising Science Behind Hoarding” in the magazine Pacific Standard.  The lab’s research on how individuals with hoarding process information, and Dr. Eckfield’s graduate work on subtypes of hoarding symptoms are discussed.

 

Pacific Standard article