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San Diego Searches For Ways To Deal With Hoarders

Tom, could you follow up on this comment, please? " If you actually focus treatment and use one of the newer treatment modalities that's tailored for compulsive hoarding, most people get better," said Saxena." While I recognize that drugs can be helpful for some people, for the most part, I distrust them--having used Elavil and Zoloft, to name two. There was another I tried that didn't work either, but the name escapes me.

Further, from what I've read, some forms of hoarding, such as Diogenes Syndrome (see the info re a Bouvier sister, and the resultant Gray Gardens), are not curable. They are like ocd on steroids.

March 17, 2010 at 5:55 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

A Local Hoarder Tries To Change His Ways

Best wishes, Jack. I totally understand your situation, as I am in it, too, as are other friends I know.

For those of you who can't fathom this, we keep to ourselves and are devastated that we can't keep up like the Cleaver family, but we still function. It's horrid, but better than Haiti after the quake.

For the record, I'm seeking help, but I refuse the drugs that will make me a zombie; I'd rather die. Oprah had a show on this, and she was so mean to the victim....It's no wonder we hide.

March 15, 2010 at 7:52 p.m. ( | suggest removal )