oniomania

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o·ni·o·ma·ni·a

(ō'nē-ō-mā'nē-ă),
Rarely used term for the morbidly exaggerated need or urge to buy beyond one's realistic needs.
[G. ōnios, for sale, + mania, insanity]
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

oniomania

(ō″nē-ō-mā′nē-ă) [Gr. onios, for sale, + mania, madness]
A psychoneurotic urge to spend money.
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