Hoarding has long been a challenge in the city, where many live in small quarters and in proximity to neighbors. The telltale leaks and odors — and the hygiene and safety concerns that go with them — quickly become everyone’s problem. In recent years, however, it’s become apparent that the condition may be more widespread than previously believed, and that dealing with hoarders requires not just caution and care but special expertise. Which is why many building managers and co-op boards confronted with this problem are now turning to clinicians for help.
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