Compulsive Shopping – Is It An Addiction?

Compulsive shopping is a disorder characterised by excessive shopping. The individuals suffering from this disorder will ‘shop till they drop’ or shop until the limit of their credit cards. Mo st of them shop because it makes them feel better and because it is an escape from loneliness, anxiety and depression. Some of the characteristics […]

Basic things you need to know about Shopping Addiction

Shopping addiction also known as compulsive shopping is an uncontrollable urge to spend more buying stuff. Different people suffer from this for different reasons. There are those who fe el the need to spend for the purpose of compensating their feelings of anxiety of depression or simply for boosting their self esteem. Shopaholics have the […]

Define Shopping Addiction

Shopping addiction also referred to as omniomania is probably the most socially reinforced behavioral addictions. Advertisers work hard to come up with compelling ads that push people to purchase various products. Politicians on the other hand encourage citizens to spend so that the economy can grow. With consumerism taking the center place in lives of […]

What Is Compulsive Buying Disorder (CBD)?

Compulsive buying disorder (CBD), also known as shopping disorder is the compulsion to spend money, regardless of financial means or need. While many people enjoy shopping, compulsive shopping can cause severe consequences for the addict as it is a mental health disorder. Shopping addiction may be to particular products such as jewelry, shoes or clothes, […]

5 Ways to Stop Shopping Addiction (From a Shopaholic’s Point of View)

This is a guest post.  Please be nice. 1. Do not bring your credit cards all the time (especially in the malls) Admit it, having your credit card with you boosts your confidence when you enter a mall or an area where paying is almost possibly present. It’s amazing how those little plastic cards can […]

Are You an Oniomaniac?

If you are one of those who excessively shops and spends in order to temporarily avert negative feelings, then you could be an Oniomaniac, referred to by most men as a shopaholic. Try assessing yourself by checking out these symptoms that characterize an Oniomaniac/shopaholic: You go to the mall and shop when you get upset, […]

Compulsive Shopping: 4 Smart Ways to Avoid It

If you find yourself infected with compulsive buying disorder, do not wait until you finally find yourself out of control. Try these 4 tips to fight the urge of compulsive buying: 1. Determine Possible Reasons for the Behavior Studies show that compulsive buying disorder may be secondary to much deeper underlying issues. Take time to […]

I Need to Buy This Now: The Truth about Compulsive Buying

I haven’t heard of anyone who doesn’t find pleasure in shopping and buying; well maybe not everyone is totally in love with it but it sure does give you that pleasant and gratifying feeling every time. Though a lot of people have been constantly dealing with shopping issues, the women are the more affected group […]

Shopaholics: We’ve Got The Most Expensive Disease

Alcoholism and Substance abuse are the two main addictions that come to mind when asked about addiction types. People who suffer from these two kinds of addiction usually catch their family’s attention no matter how they try to hide it. There is this one kind of addiction that seldom gets the attention of anyone as […]

Shopping Addiction: A Serious Epidemic

With too many influences in the society today, you can probably get addicted to almost anything; from TV shows, to computer games, substances or activities. Every addiction is pleasurable – precisely the reason people get addicted. They long to have that pleasing and satisfying feeling after they have indulged in such addictive activity. When someone […]