Madame Bovary Syndrome

A form of shopping addiction in which victims live well beyond their means, accruing debt with credit cards as a mental escape
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His obsession with gleaming and expensive toys like Bullet Trains, when, for example, the inhuman Bombay local commuting system catering for some 7 million people claims the lives of nearly 2,000 victims annually, is a clear instance of this Madame Bovary syndrome.
"But there can be a dark side to overindulging, and I was intrigued to learn about Madame Bovary Syndrome, the tabloid name given to shopping addiction."