Shopping Addiction

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A spending disorder which is
(1) Poorly controlled
(2) Markedly distressful, time-consuming, and which results in familial, social, vocational, and/or financial difficulties
(3) Does not occur in the context of hypomanic or manic symptoms
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0 Table 2 Compulsive Buying Scale (a) Items Scoring equation = -9.
Contrary to popular opinion, nearly as many men as women experience compulsive buying disorder, a condition marked by binge buying and subsequent financial hardship, according to new research from the Stanford University School of Medicine.
Those taking part in the study of nine people aged 19 to 59 were diagnosed with compulsive buying disorder, based on 'senseless preoccupation' with shopping and spending.
April Lane Benson, PhD, is a nationally known psychologist who specializes in the treatment of compulsive buying.
Today's young adults have been reared in a unique and radically changing environment; therefore, an investigation of the factors which lead to compulsive buying in this generation is warranted.
One premise behind the development of the original DSCB scale is that compulsive buying is caused by psychological emptiness that creates tensions or anxieties that are alleviated only through repetitive purchasing (Faber and O'Guinn 1988; Valence, d'Astous, and Fortier 1988).
A recent nationwide, random-sample telephone survey conducted by Koran and his colleagues indicated that compulsive buying appeared to affect nearly 6 percent of the U.
Washington, November 29( ANI ): A Baylor University study has concluded that cell phone and instant messaging addictions are driven by materialism and impulsiveness and can be compared to consumption pathologies like compulsive buying and credit card misuse.
Their popularity is being compared to the compulsive buying that spurred Cabbage Patch Kids, Tickle Me Elmo, and Furby to cult-status.
Today the compulsive buying disorder or compulsive shopping disorder is going through a similar transition.
He said those things that people buy make them feel good about, which kind of eases adverse feelings and that eventually becomes compulsive buying.
Opening chapters review the literature on diagnosis and epidemiology, etiology, assessment, measurement, psychiatric comorbidity, the neural and personality bases of compulsive buying, and the relationship between compulsive buying and hoarding.