Friday, April 23, 2010

Understanding extreme hoarding

Mark Edwards

"A person simply is hardwired that way and are born with the pre-disposition to have hoarding."

Jerry Fried has been working with hoarding disorder patients for more than 20-years, and says in this community, thousands are affected. but far less by what was discovered yesterday.

"It's about just 26 people of the population of Knoxville have severe hoarding."

But what makes people want to hoard...Especially animals?

Fried said "They tend to have great and strong beliefs, that they might be put to sleep. If not for me they...God gave me these animals to take care of and just really extreme kinds of beliefs."..." More & video