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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Lead author Cecilie Schou Andreassen, Doctor of Psychology and Clinical Psychologist Specialist - who is affiliated with the Department of Psychosocial Science at the University of Bergen (UiB) and is currently a visiting scholar at Yale University School of Medicine in the US - describes shopaholism as being "overly concerned about shopping, driven by an uncontrollable shopping motivation, and to investing so much time and effort into shopping that it impairs other important life areas.
Commonly referred to as shopaholism, it is considered a clinical addiction or an impulse control disorder, explained Hamden.
What you describe is called shopaholism, a recognised addiction.
This is why shopping, not buying, captures the spirit of consumerism, and why shopaholism is being treated as an addiction.
I never realised that I suffered from reverse shopaholism until packing this weekend for my forthcoming trip to New York.
Today virtually any unwanted behavior, from shopaholism and kleptomania to sexaholism and pedophilia, may be defined as a disease whose diagnosis and treatment belong in the province of the medical system.
But the reason Mary wanted Abraham Lincoln to emerge victorious was that her shopaholism - in one three-month spree, she bought, among other things, 300 pairs of gloves, many never leaving their wrapping - had driven her thousands of dollars into debt, and were he to lose the election and focus on things other than the war between the North and South, he might discover her economic indiscretions.
Oxford University researchers added a new world to our vocabulary last week - shopaholism.
Shopaholism, which experts have labelled a "nurturant" addiction, can go hand in hand with other obsessions in the same category, such as overeating.
As much as the term is used in lighthearted teasing of those who love to shop, shopaholism is serious business.
Dr Robert Lefevre, director of the Promis Recovery Centre, says: "You often get people with a multitude of addictions and we often find that shopaholism, eating disorders and workaholics go hand in hand.