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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Such is the case of pathological gambling (Parker, Taylor, Eastabrook, Schell & Wood, 2008), food addiction (Goodrick, 1999), video game addiction (Griffiths, 2008), shopping addiction (Garcia, 2007; Rodriguez-Villarino, Gonzalez-Lorenzo, Fernandez-Gonzalez & Lameiras-Fernandez, 2005), sex addiction (Sussman, 2007; Munoz-Rivas & Agustin, 2005) and cell phone addiction (Xu, Wu, Lan & Chen, 2008).
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