Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Psychology Of Hoarding


The demolition of an Aiken home continued Friday. The county seized the home, calling it a hazard due to hoarding. Doctors say hoarding is a mental health issue that can be treated.

Alisa Hamrick and her husband, Jason lived across from a "hoarder home" for nine years. They spent part of the day removing items from the before the county finishes tearing it down. They say they plan to store the items.

“He definitely can't get rid of anything. He likes to take stuff from our house that we were ready to throw away,” Hamrick said. "I think it's probably gotten worse, [over time] because he tends to collect trash."

Because of the trash the instability of the structure, the county says the home is a hazard, a result of hoarding..." More

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