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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In summary, the compulsive shopper experiences anxiety or depression as a result of the expenses incurred when buying; nonetheless, neither the anxiety nor the depression can be attributed to just the act of buying, but rather that has these feelings form an important part of the compulsive individual's own behavioral, cognitive, or physiological symptoms.
The wife was known as a compulsive shopper who often spent up to $1,000 on clothes for her daughters during a shopping spree.
At one point, Zubin Mehta, the former conductor of both the New York and Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestras, interrupted a concert schedule to testify that his wife was not a compulsive shopper and that their spending habits should not be on trial.
Yvonne Taylor, defending, told the court: "My instructions are she became a compulsive shopper but apart from going to work, she now says she will not go near a shop in respect of clothes purchases.
A COMPULSIVE shopper who stole more than pounds 21million from her company to fund a luxury lifestyle has been jailed for 11 years.
As a compulsive shopper, she felt it duty-bound to offer her services to men who needed to shop.
Jess' older sister Pinky (Archie Panjabi), a compulsive shopper who is about to get married, is held up as an example: While awaiting a similar destiny, why can't Jess learn to make a real Punjabi dinner?
The next thing will be Jack Straw reveals the Iraq war drove him to become a compulsive shopper or Ed Balls admits that low self esteem turned him into a cosmetic surgery junkie.
n Make a list of you need when you go shopping - and stick to it n Don't use cheques, credit or debit cards - always pay with a set amount of cash for that day n Plan activities away from shops - for example a visit to the gym or go to see a friend instead n List of every problem you believe is responsible for making you a compulsive shopper and set about solving them one by one n A qualified counsellor is often a good way to tackle deeper issues such as loneliness or depressionDon't ``window shop'' nGet rid of your credit cards nSome antidepressant drugs used to treat obsessive compulsive disorder are also useful for oniomania sufferers
Life, for the compulsive shopper, has never been the same since.