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Dr. Tolin says Sharyn isn't cured, but she's off to a great start. "There are a lot of people watching this show who are suffering from the same kind of problem and they are gonna have to struggle with this for a while," Dr. Tolin says. "It takes time and it takes commitment, not just today, but tomorrow and next year and forever."

Dr. Tolin says you don't need a team of professionals to clean out and refinish your home to make progress. "It would be nice, but people can make these changes on their own. It takes a little more time, it takes a lot of effort. But they can do it step-by-step," Dr. Tolin says.

Six months later, is Sharyn's house clean? Peter pays a visit 

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FROM: Inside the Lives of Hoarders with Peter Walsh, Part 1
Published on November 16, 2007

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