Buried alive
Boston.com
People who hoard are often misunderstood, said Jason Elias, a behavior therapist at McLean Hospital. 'The general public thinks these people are just slobs or lazy, but actually most of the time it's because . . . of not wanting to waste things.'
People who hoard are often misunderstood, said Jason Elias, a behavior therapist at McLean Hospital.

"The general public thinks these people are just slobs or lazy, but actually most of the time it's because . . . of not wanting to waste things."
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