Chapter 11 - The Capo
March 08, 2013
During WWII some of the prisoners in the concentration camps were put in charge of a group of fellow prisoners. These people were called Capos. In time the Capos became meaner to their fellow prisoners than the Nazi guards. Dr. Solomon defines some HOA Board Members as Capos, getting pleasure from harassing and inflicting pain on their neighbors.
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Chapter 12 - Barbed Wire Syndrome
March 08, 2013
During WWII many soldiers who were prisoners of war were diagnosed with Barbed Wire Syndrome. Many homeowners feel like they are imprisoned in their HOA community, not able to get out. The gate once used to keep people from coming into their community keep the homeowners from leaving the community.
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Chapter 13 - Apartheid
March 08, 2013
In a HOA the Board of Directors, the dominate minority, oversees the majority of homeowners; a small group of people with lots of power, ruling a large group of people.
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Chapter 14 - The Ghetto
March 08, 2013
Ghetto is a negative term used to describe the poor and downtrodden minority neighborhoods. HOAs have become Ghettos, with the homeowners, the majority minority, being held hostage in their community.
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Chapter 15 - Stress
March 08, 2013
Extensive research regarding stress has been done by Robert Sapolsky at Stanford University. Stress causes major health problems. Most illnesses are stress related. People living in HOA communities are a culture under stress. Dr. Solomon postulates that people who live in a HOA may have more health problems than those people who don't.
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Chapter 16 - Epigenetics
March 08, 2013
Epigenetics is a process that alters a person's genes by way of stress, environment and chemicals.
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Chapter 17 - Telomeres
March 08, 2013
Telomeres are found at the ends of chromosomes which help protect the chromosomes. When a person is under constant stress the telomeres are unable to repair themselves and protect the chromosomes, leading to health problems.
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Chapter 18 - HOA Syndrome
March 08, 2013
HOA Syndrome is an anxiety disorder identified by Dr. Gary Solomon. Its origin in longitudinal harassment, not unlike PTSD. These symptoms can lead to severe and permanent illnesses. To learn more about HOA Syndrome read Dr. Solomon's article on www.hoaacademy.com.
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Chapter 19 - What Are You Going to do About This?
March 08, 2013
If you are experiencing any of the HOA Syndrome symptoms then Dr. Solomon recommends that you see your primary care doctor, let them know about your symptoms, and the relationship to your HOA. Get the help you need. These records and documents can be used if legal action is necessary.
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Chapter 20 - Who Gets HOA Syndrome?
March 08, 2013
There are 4 groups of people who may be harassed more than others. They are: single women with children, the elderly, the infirmed or handicapped, and people who own their property out-right or have lots of equity.
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