Tonight on #MOTM, Terence Shulman, founder and Director of The Shulman Center for Compulsive Theft, Spending and Hoarding joins Dr. Peter Sacco and Todd Miller to discuss the definitions of these mental health disorders, how they impact people in the real world, and the various services the Shulman Center offers, both in person and via Skype to overcome their problems.
According to the Journal of Consumer Research, 25 million Americans may be compulsive over shoppers and spenders! According to the FBI, Employee theft is “the fastest growing crime in America!” And I think we’ve all watched one of those hoarding shows like “Buried Alive” that shows someone living in conditions where they are absolutely in danger of being crushed by piles of things they’ve collected over the years. Excessive hoarding and cluttering can take over and make you feel out of control. Millions of people suffer from this frustration and embarrassment.
And as Terrence says on the show, this is not about a hobby like stamp or record collecting, or even fashion shopping. When the shopping becomes the thrill, then there is a serious problem. And the holidays can exacerbate the situation of finding the perfect present at ANY cost. Join us tonight as we delve into these tricky conditions.
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We also have our weekly chat with the Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness, joining us this week is Ellen Campbell talking about the 13 Days Of Christmas on Q107 ending next week. It’s been extended due to the massive response!
Hear Terrence Shulman & Ellen Campbell on “Matters Of The Mind” with Dr. Peter Sacco at 8p EST on Wednesday by clicking the Listen Live button at the top right of the page, but if you miss it, it will be on demand Thursday, right here, or find us on iTunes podcast at https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/rtds-listen-up-talk/id910538503?mt=2
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