HomeHuman to cat relationshiphoardersIf Cat Hoarding Is a Mental Illness Why Don’t They Receive Treatment More Often?

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If Cat Hoarding Is a Mental Illness Why Don’t They Receive Treatment More Often? — 7 Comments

  1. I believe that hoarding is an addiction combined with a pathological need to boost self esteem.

    There should be treatment. However, with our economy being as it is, most mental health and addiction treatments have been cut so badly that only a rare few can receive help if they have the bucks. Plus, I don’t think that the commitment to help the addicted is strong anymore. We have regressed in our thinking.

  2. Drugs make people become hoarders as well and not with just animals as I found out when I flew out to Fresno,CA last year :O(

    • Thanks Irish. Drugs are a last resort for. Talking therapy is better and I agree with the point made in the article that we should be treating these people where possible and not criminalising them.

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