Thread: Hoarding
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Old 07-26-2010, 01:31 AM
Not to disparage anyone's relatives that were mentioned in this thread, but i do agree with BBird, i think there needs to be a distinction between someone who simply enjoys collecting things that they feel have some sort of nostalgic, intrinsic, or practical value and people who are genuine slobs and allow themselves to live in utter filth which is a health hazard to them and their neighbors.

I wouldn't refer to someone as a hoarder if they pile up dirty dishes in their sink and leave it that way for years or spread random objects, clothes and whatever, all over to the point they can't properly navigate the place or even leave their house, that's psychotic, not hoarding.
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