No More Sweeping It Under The Rug

July 21, 2016


Hoarding came to many people’s attention through television shows and sensationalist news stories, without much context or background about the disorder. Clinical Professor, Professor John Snowdon takes some time on Words for Good to clear the air on what hoarding and squalor are (and aren’t), and how they're being treated:


How hoarding isn’t what a lot of us think it is.


How apparent rubbish takes on a different, more powerful significance to people who are compulsive hoarders.


What treatment involves and what kinds of support are needed to treat sufferers and their families.


For presentation videos, have a look at the National Hoarding and Squalor Conference 2016  website:


SBS’s Insight program recently focused on Hoarders. Mercy Splitt and Randy Frost were also presenters at the Conference. Watch the Insight episode here:




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