Asperger's Dropped As Separate Condition From DSM-V

Mallory Ortberg · 12/02/12 11:04AM

The American Psychology Association voted to finalize entries for the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders yesterday, ending the last of several commenting periods open to the public, so if you were hoping to send them any recommendations I hope yours got in under the wire. There hasn't been a new edition since the release of the DSM-IV in 1994, which may not seem that long ago, but consider that Adderall did not yet exist at the time and the A&E Channel was still years away from its hit "Watching People With Largely Untreated Mental Illness Suffer in Their Homes" series lineup.

Florida Couple Breaks U.S. Cat Hoarding Records

Seth Abramovitch · 08/17/11 01:18AM

Police raided Florida's Haven Acres Cat Sanctuary (population: 692 fewer cats than they had before), and in doing so uncovered "the biggest case of cat hoarding the Humane Society of the United States has ever participated in." The proprietors of said kitty slum, Pennie and Steven Lefkowitz, are each facing 47 counts of animal cruelty, which includes one for a neglected rooster. All charges are third-degree felonies.

Extreme Hoarders Buried Inside Own Home

Jeff Neumann · 05/26/10 05:14AM

An elderly Chicago couple was rescued from beneath piles of junk inside their home where they were trapped for two weeks and may have been bitten by rats. The smell was so bad that firefighters had to wear hazmat suits.

Buried Alive in a Cave of Organization

nightintern · 04/18/10 11:52PM

Tonight on every messy person's worst nightmare, we met Charlotte, who hadn't been in two rooms in her house for years; and Pam, who hoards organizational materials. Doesn't hoarding stuff to organize the other stuff you're hoarding defeat the purpose?

Hoarders Will Make You Feel Like Your Life Is Awesome

Elaine Moran · 04/02/10 11:30AM

Spring is here, and with it comes one of the most-loathed tasks of the year: Spring Cleaning. But before you give up about the hopeless mess that is your life, remember- it could be worse. You could be a Hoarder.

The War on Hoarding

Hamilton Nolan · 10/20/09 11:16AM

It used to be that people who were compulsive hoarders suffered in silence. Now they can suffer on national television! That A&E show Hoarders has made them the hottest crazies on the block. Should they be destroyed?