May 18, 2018

The media can be unkind to hoarders. Reality TV shows often shock and misinform, defining hoarders as dirty, lazy people whose bad habit is way beyond control. We need to deal compassionately with this serious, complex disorder, linked with deep-seated emotional issues...

May 16, 2018

For centuries we’ve hoarded to help us through hard times. Holed up for Christmas and Bank Holidays, we stockpile the basics for fear we’ll run out. We buy one to get one free, spending 24/7. There’s no doubt about it; possessions play a pivotal part in our lives.

Our c...

May 14, 2018

Contrary to how the media often portrays compulsive hoarding, there’s nothing funny about Hoarding Disorder. Here’s why it should be taken seriously.

My Father, the hoarder

I’m Jo Cooke. I’m a Professional Declutter. The daughter of a hoarder, my Dad died in 2012, leavin...

April 6, 2018

Not thin enough? Ditch this notion right now. Disordered eating isn’t about your body weight, shape or BMI, it’s about what’s going on inside your head. Anyone of any size can have an eating disorder. Don’t ever tell yourself you’re not thin enough or not sick enough:...

March 26, 2018

Sheldon Press is delighted to be publishing Mental Health in Children and Young People, written by specialist psychiatrist Dr Sarah Vohra, is a practical guide to empower parents and carers spot mental illness in young people early.

‘Gut instinct is the most underv...

October 1, 2017

Most of us play games occasionally, when we’re not at our best, but for a few people game-playing is what they do all the time. It’s how Mabel gets what she wants, and she’s done it all her life. Her mother did it, and her grandmother before her. As a child, it kept Ma...

September 1, 2017

Although eating disorders have traditionally been seen as female conditions, an increasing number of men are affected too. The precise figures for men (as for women) are unreliable, because of the stigma around these issues. It is likely that numbers are considerably h...

July 1, 2017

Sheldon Press is committed to providing helpful, authoritative, trustworthy and accessible books by real experts, that help real people engage with real problems. Our June 2017 release considered the science and myths around sleep, in Professor Graham Law and Dr Shane...

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