Socialization is imperative to the successful treatment of stuccophobics, and group therapy in the form of public participation in sanctioned mural painting, community garden planting, and voting for progressive candidates in public elections has shown the most rapid and dramatically successful treatment for this debilitating, sprawl-related disorder.
For those simultaneously suffering from condophrenia (a personality disorder in which individuals become disoriented and/or demented upon leaving the safety of their gated communities), supervised visits to Fourth Avenue, the Tucson Museum of Art Historic Block, Downtown Saturday Night, the Tucson Botanical Gardens and the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum have proved useful in helping patients confront their fears and reconnect with the social environment from which they've become estranged.
Acute stuccophobics, in an attempt to end the cycle of despair wrought by frequent skirmishes over CC&Rs, may impulsively sever all ties with one subdivision in favor of another. An urban intervention at this stage could prove pivotal to the subject's future happiness.
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