Comments on: Las Vegas Hoarder Among ‘Worst Cases Ever Seen’ http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/10/las-vegas-hoarder-among-worst-cases-ever-seen/ The latest Headlines, news and blog posts from ABC News contributors and bloggers. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:59:59 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.2.1 By: postitsayit http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/10/las-vegas-hoarder-among-worst-cases-ever-seen/#comment-9592481 postitsayit Tue, 30 Oct 2012 14:11:14 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=454129#comment-9592481 Gramma...perhaps a dose of tough love would help them..............make them throw everything away that isn't ok'd by a supervisor. Make them put everything in the garbage themselves. Gramma…perhaps a dose of tough love would help them…………..make them throw everything away that isn’t ok’d by a supervisor. Make them put everything in the garbage themselves.

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By: linda http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/10/las-vegas-hoarder-among-worst-cases-ever-seen/#comment-9581866 linda Sun, 28 Oct 2012 16:06:37 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=454129#comment-9581866 make this person pay ALL the money back it's taking to clean this house out....if he can't pay take his house, mow it over and sell the lot to recoup the money. these lazy people who won't clean behind themselves piss me off. taxpayers foot the bill to clean behind this lazy idiots. he needs to be put in a mental institution because ANYWHERE he moves he'll hoard it up and the city will pay to clean behind his lazy butt again. throw all that crap away, give him two changes of clothes and that's all he gets make this person pay ALL the money back it’s taking to clean this house out….if he can’t pay take his house, mow it over and sell the lot to recoup the money. these lazy people who won’t clean behind themselves piss me off. taxpayers foot the bill to clean behind this lazy idiots. he needs to be put in a mental institution because ANYWHERE he moves he’ll hoard it up and the city will pay to clean behind his lazy butt again. throw all that crap away, give him two changes of clothes and that’s all he gets

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By: Liz http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/10/las-vegas-hoarder-among-worst-cases-ever-seen/#comment-9571760 Liz Fri, 26 Oct 2012 20:49:48 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=454129#comment-9571760 My son has OCD and he's not crazy! As a child it was heartbreaking to see him in tears because of his need to touch things a certain amount of times. Or not be able to go into the kitchen because there were to many corners on the cabinets. His need to click and tap and having to tell him to do something 3 times not once cause if I didn't say it the right amount of times he'd start into a panic. My son is 20 now holds a full time job and no longer needs medication. He has learned to control his OCD after years of therapy. I got him help. All these people need is someone to care enough to help. The negative people on here are the reason these people hide their issues. I've seen first hand how ignorant and hurtful people are about this illness. My son has OCD and he’s not crazy! As a child it was heartbreaking to see him in tears because of his need to touch things a certain amount of times. Or not be able to go into the kitchen because there were to many corners on the cabinets. His need to click and tap and having to tell him to do something 3 times not once cause if I didn’t say it the right amount of times he’d start into a panic. My son is 20 now holds a full time job and no longer needs medication. He has learned to control his OCD after years of therapy. I got him help. All these people need is someone to care enough to help. The negative people on here are the reason these people hide their issues. I’ve seen first hand how ignorant and hurtful people are about this illness.

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By: Dan http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/10/las-vegas-hoarder-among-worst-cases-ever-seen/#comment-9568361 Dan Fri, 26 Oct 2012 07:32:52 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=454129#comment-9568361 You hit the nail squarely,Citizen Jane.Thank You.Lack of compassion is a serious issue with too many people.You must love yourself before you can love others. You hit the nail squarely,Citizen Jane.Thank You.Lack of compassion is a serious issue with too many people.You must love yourself before you can love others.

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By: John http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/10/las-vegas-hoarder-among-worst-cases-ever-seen/#comment-9565703 John Thu, 25 Oct 2012 22:54:09 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=454129#comment-9565703 9 cats dead; that is unacceptable. He needs to be charged with animal cruelty. I have no compassion for someone who would do that to another living creature. I don't think I caught who was footing the bill in the article, but I doubt these people helping to clear the home are working for free. This better not be on the taxpayer dime! 9 cats dead; that is unacceptable. He needs to be charged with animal cruelty. I have no compassion for someone who would do that to another living creature.

I don’t think I caught who was footing the bill in the article, but I doubt these people helping to clear the home are working for free. This better not be on the taxpayer dime!

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By: Mike Nelson http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/10/las-vegas-hoarder-among-worst-cases-ever-seen/#comment-9564701 Mike Nelson Thu, 25 Oct 2012 19:39:45 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=454129#comment-9564701 But being Gay is completely Normal But being Gay is completely Normal

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By: arielle http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/10/las-vegas-hoarder-among-worst-cases-ever-seen/#comment-9563801 arielle Thu, 25 Oct 2012 16:55:30 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=454129#comment-9563801 Les: People with Hoarding Disorders do not need to be committed. Seriously? Yes he's lived with an untreated disorder for several years, and yes his house is horrible. But you know what...HE'S COMPLYING!!! He is working with officials who are trying to help him. He needs help, he need therapy, he does not need to be committed. He even said that this was the first time anyone has tried to help him....so don't go assuming that just because someone has a disorder they need to be institutionalized. To those of you trying to help educate some of the people leaving comments I thank you. It is nice to see at least a few people reading this article actually comprehended the words on their screen. Les:

People with Hoarding Disorders do not need to be committed. Seriously? Yes he’s lived with an untreated disorder for several years, and yes his house is horrible. But you know what…HE’S COMPLYING!!! He is working with officials who are trying to help him. He needs help, he need therapy, he does not need to be committed. He even said that this was the first time anyone has tried to help him….so don’t go assuming that just because someone has a disorder they need to be institutionalized.

To those of you trying to help educate some of the people leaving comments I thank you. It is nice to see at least a few people reading this article actually comprehended the words on their screen.

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By: HC2012 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/10/las-vegas-hoarder-among-worst-cases-ever-seen/#comment-9563257 HC2012 Thu, 25 Oct 2012 14:53:49 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=454129#comment-9563257 I felt bad for him until I see that he was harming defenseless animals. Nine cats suffocated and died a horrible death in that place and the rest were probably so severely infested, infected and sick they'll all be put down. I felt bad for him until I see that he was harming defenseless animals. Nine cats suffocated and died a horrible death in that place and the rest were probably so severely infested, infected and sick they’ll all be put down.

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By: Janet Dawson http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/10/las-vegas-hoarder-among-worst-cases-ever-seen/#comment-9559181 Janet Dawson Wed, 24 Oct 2012 18:48:00 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=454129#comment-9559181 Thank You, LYNN, K8LNK,DAVID,SUSIE, ANON, & KATHLEEN,2NDSON, & DAN ... There is such a lack of compassion in our world these days ! You are right, Lynn, what we revile in others is what we deny in ourselves. There is research now connecting hoarding to A.D.D., specifically the tremendous difficulty hoarders have in making decisions. I have worked with people trying to organize or let go of things and they get paralyzed at the thought of what to do with them, due to their pathological emotional attachment. It IS a very difficult condition to work with. Very often hoarders refuse help cleaning it up due to their attachment to the objects, added to their shame. I thank Mr.Stavros for his sensitivity, and wish Mr. Epstein all the best. Thank You, LYNN, K8LNK,DAVID,SUSIE, ANON, & KATHLEEN,2NDSON, & DAN … There is such a lack of compassion in our world these days ! You are right, Lynn, what we revile in others is what we deny in ourselves. There is research now connecting hoarding to A.D.D., specifically the tremendous difficulty hoarders have in making decisions. I have worked with people trying to organize or let go of things and they get paralyzed at the thought of what to do with them, due to their pathological emotional attachment. It IS a very difficult condition to work with. Very often hoarders refuse help cleaning it up due to their attachment to the objects, added to their shame. I thank Mr.Stavros for his sensitivity, and wish Mr. Epstein all the best.

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By: charliec http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/10/las-vegas-hoarder-among-worst-cases-ever-seen/#comment-9559121 charliec Wed, 24 Oct 2012 18:29:46 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=454129#comment-9559121 I have OCD, and I used to have a problem with hoarding (though nothing like this). Moving into an apartment with bedbugs (I didn't bring them) pretty much cured me of that. Now I own very little and I try to keep everything neat. But I understand the mentality of this man and I feel very badly for him. I hope he gets the help he needs, though there are so few practitioners who are competently trained to treat OCD. I have OCD, and I used to have a problem with hoarding (though nothing like this). Moving into an apartment with bedbugs (I didn’t bring them) pretty much cured me of that. Now I own very little and I try to keep everything neat. But I understand the mentality of this man and I feel very badly for him. I hope he gets the help he needs, though there are so few practitioners who are competently trained to treat OCD.

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