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The Science of Hoarding

What is hoarding disorder, why does it develop and how can it be treated? Join Associate Professor Melissa Norberg, the Deputy Director for the Centre of Emotional Health at Macquarie University, to learn why we can be motivated to acquire possessions we do not need.

When: Thursday, August 8 2019. 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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Where: Metcalfe Auditorium
State Library of NSW, Macquarie Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000
Topic: Health and medical
Cost: Free
Bookings: 02 9273 1770
bookings@sl.nsw.gov.au
https://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/whats-on/science-week
Other: Wheelchair access

What is hoarding disorder, why does it develop and how can it be treated? Australians spend over $10.5 billion annually on goods and services that are never or rarely used. Five percent of the population hang onto these unused items with such tenacity that their homes become dangerously cluttered.

Join Associate Professor Melissa Norberg, the Deputy Director for the Centre of Emotional Health at Macquarie University, to learn why we are motivated to acquire and save possessions we do not need.

Melissa is the Deputy Director for the Centre for Emotional Health at Macquarie University. Her research aims to discover what factors and processes contribute to psychopathology and to use this information to find solutions for improving treatment outcomes and decreasing relapse after treatment. She hopes to reduce overconsumption by using and adapting her research on hoarding disorder and addiction to fit the broader population.

Contact details:

Rebecca Lawrence
State Library of NSW
Email: bookings@sl.nsw.gov.au
Phone: 02 9273 1770

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