Keywords: Obsession, Compulsion, Depression, Obsessive compulsive
As far as the examination of the potential role of the "middle-level units" of personality in compulsive
buying is concerned, research is still very scarce.
However, as male consumers are also compulsive
buyers (Dittmar, Beattie & Friese, 1995; MacLaren & Best, 2010; Odlaug & Grant, 2010), it is important to explore the influence of impulsivity and compulsivity on the buying motives of both genders so that appropriate solutions to the problem of compulsive
buying can be suggested.
According to the logistic regressions analyses, OCD patients with depression indicated more severe obsessive and compulsive
symptoms than OCD patients without depression.
Hence, society has an important role in formation of a consumer's compulsive
buying behavior, frequency of whose occurrence is very high (Scherhorn, Reisch, and Raab, 1990).
Tye and her colleagues used optogenetics, a technique for controlling neurons with light, to determine that the compulsive
consumption circuit was separate from the normal feeding circuit.
overeating is a type of reward-seeking behavior, similar to drug addiction.
Research on compulsive
buying dates back to the last century when it was identified by Bleuler (1924) and Kraepelin (1915), they called it as a mental disorder and named it oniomania which means buying mania compulsive
shopping, an addiction.
You're more vulnerable to compulsive
eating if you have a history of dieting,' says Deanne.
Importantly, this association was strongest in individuals with compulsive
The primary treatment approach for compulsive
skin picking is a form of cognitive-behavioral therapy called habit-reversal training (HRT), which in its simplest form, involves monitoring and tracking of the skin-picking habit and then replacing that behavior with a competing response that the patient chooses to do in place of the undesirable behavior.
Hence, studying these consumer behavior dysfunctions such as compulsive
buying and the factors inspiring them would be significantly valuable to policy makers who are responsible for the society wellbeing.