I realize that we keep hearing that no one should throw stuff out, but the hoarder, and that it won't work if you do and that they must do it for themself, etc. I realize that, but, what proof do they have as to what really works? The links that I have been provided on treatment confirms that there is no centrally agreed upon treatment for the condition. So, I don't really have much faith in what they say about what works best. Perhaps if a therapist had worked with multiple patients and had tried various methods of treatment, then I might be more impressed with their findings.
I think there should be studies or some kind of information properly gathered and produced to back up what the experts are saying. If not, then it's just what they think, and may not be accurate. Call me a skeptic.
I think that if we have to deal with the problem in our own family, then we may have a different viewpoint. I wonder if the hoarder was living next door to me and I had to personally, smell the foul odors and see the piles of junk in the yard everyday, how would I feel then........? I think I know.