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.
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.
The third episode of Confessions: Animal Hoarding continued profiling people who hoard animals, and the effects it has on not only their life, but those around them. This episode featured Robin and Lolette.
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?