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Bibliomania: Introduction

Bibliomania: A type of obsessive-compulsive disorder where the patient compulsively collects books. The books bought are generally not even looked but are simply bought and hoarded. Multiple copies of the same book are often bought. The quantity of books collected usually far exceeds and useful purpose. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Bibliomania is available below.

Symptoms of Bibliomania

  • Obsessive collection of books
  • Collects an abnormal amount of books
  • Unnecessarily large collection of books
  • Feelings of relief upon collecting books
  • Reduced anxiety brought on by collecting books
  • more symptoms...»

Treatments for Bibliomania

  • Behavior therapy, medication
  • Treatment for forms of obsessive compulsive disorder include:
    • Psychotherapy
      • Cognitive behavioural therapy
      • Exposure and response prevention (ERP)
  • more treatments...»

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Causes of Bibliomania

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Bibliomania: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Bibliomania

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More information about Bibliomania

  1. Bibliomania: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types

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