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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Tonight's BBC 2 show Wink, Meet, Delete looks at the hits and misses and how addictive shopping for dates can be.
could not be categorized as a compulsive buyer, according to O'Guinn and Faber's study of the phenomena, both she and the others all exhibited some degree of guilt about their purchasing behaviour at various times, which is a common result of compulsive buying and addictive shopping (Elliott et al.
Given time, I'm sure she would have offered the same advice to the middle-class tormentors who were, by now--judging by their fashionable and expensive clothing--surely in the grip of their own inner-child problems with addictive shopping, workaholism, or credit-card debt.