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I am a tenured psychology professor at the College of Southern Nevada. For the last four years I have studied, investigated and researched the effects of homeowners associations (HOAs) on residence living in HOA communities. At the end of the second year of my research I identified HOA Syndrome, a constellation of signs and symptoms similar to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder rooted in longer term harassment from HOAs verses individual or serial trauma..........(continued)
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Gone are the days when pets, walking their obedient owners, strolled through neighborhoods and waved to fellow neighbors, taking a few moments to stop and chat and get caught up on the latest family news. Void are the invitations from a neighbor to gather and celebrate their child’s high school graduation, retirement party, acquisition of a shiny, stealth new car, or a forthcoming marriage. Why?.......(continued)
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I have been a college professor, psychotherapist, published author, and expert witness well beyond a decade. In that time I have had numerous occasions to work with the elderly. I have witnessed elder abuse firsthand. Never have I experienced the current level of elder abuse caused as a direct result of Homeowners Associations (HOAs).......(continued)
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Once Upon A Time ...there was a place called the United States of America. It became the United States of America after an up rising against those who wanted to control and charge people for living in a place that they already owned. The uprising was deadly and bloody; many were hurt; many died.......(continued)
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HOA Syndrome falls into the psychiatric category of Anxiety Disorders characterized by a cluster of signs and symptoms–psychophysiological indicators–similar to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. But the biopsychosocialsexual signs and symptoms came about not from a single trauma.......(continued)