October 11, 2022

OCT 11, patients and their maladies: the hoarder

Authors' Note: Although folks with this engrained problem may be categorized as having depression, schizophrenia or obsessive-compulsive disorder, hoarding disorder may be a psychiatric malady in its own right. The disorder creates difficult family situations on either side of the Canada-US border, as in this mostly true story about a well-meaning friend of the authors'.

Astute readers may note that this verse, longer than most limericks, bears a certain similarity to the limerick format. You can learn more about this insider issue by proceeding to the collection Progress in Poetry: "Limerrhoids" 

You can view verses about medical problems in a wider context by proceeding to "Nurse-Verse: Patients and their Maladies" on our full-service blog "Edifying Nonsense". Click HERE!

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