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Anderson Cooper Show, “Hoarders & How To Free Yourself From Clutter
OCD Foundation Michigan
October 6, 2007, 11:30-3:00 p.m: Rainbow Luncheon, Warren, MI
Featured Speaker: Elizabeth Nelson
“Children of Hoarders: The View From The Other Side”
Pictures that Nelson showed Newschannel 3 of the inside of her mother’s home show the disturbing and complex issues associated with the disease. Trash is piled so deep that her parent’s basement can no longer be used. Upstairs, the family room that was once a place for the family to get together is now off limits to anyone except Nelson’s mother and father.
“I realized that my mother had completely blocked my father’s access to a bathroom in the house,” said Nelson. “It’s a complicated story, but he was using a portable urinal in the living room, and talking to her she seemed to rationalize, this was perfectly okay.”
- Compulsive hoarding poses safety and psychological risks
UM Health Systems-Produced by the University of Michigan Health System, features interviews with Elizabeth Nelson and University of Michigan Professor of Psychiatry, James L. Ableson.
- Hoarding: The Family Secret
WXYZ.com Action News
July 29, 2010
- Hoarding called a public health issue
- Super Savers: Helping the Hoarders
Wall Street (Health) Journal
- Marie Claire Magazine: “I Grew Up In This Mess,” August 2007. Featuring the stories of 3 members of our online support group.
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