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Help for Hoarding Not Enough so People Buried Alive

Hoarding is a serious psychological condition where people acquire too much stuff, have difficulty getting rid of stuff and may be disorganized. Hoarders end up having their lives taken over by clutter. Recently I did some home visits and the houses were no longer functional as homes. They had turned into storage units. Unfortunately the residents homes were health hazards as they had been cluttered up for many years with some rooms packed to the ceiling with items and all rooms not being functional. One can't cook in the kitchens, can't wash in the laundries or sleep in the bedrooms etc. I wish politicians could see the conditions some people are...
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Take Many Selfies? You May Have Body Dysmorphic Disorder

The rise of social media and smart phones has led to selfies being commonplace. Celebrities and politicians are known for taking selfies to show off their famous friends. Remember Barack Obama taking photos of himself with other world leaders at Nelson Mandela's funeral. Supermodels and actors post selfies of how great they look in a bikini.   However, David Veale, a UK psychiatrist specializing in body dysmorphic disorder, has said that BDD sufferers are obsessively taking photos of themselves to check their appearance for defects. Body dysmorphic disorder is a psychological disorder in which a person becomes obsessed with imaginary defects in their appearance or is drastically over concerned about a slight physical...
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