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 […]

Understanding Oniomania

Oniomania is a term used to refer to the compulsive desire to shop. It is also known as shopping addiction, compulsive shopping, compulsive buying, CB or shopaholism.  It can either be an impulse control disorder or clinical addiction. Most people who suffer from the condition are not aware that they are suffering from an unknown […]

Ways to Deal with Compulsive Shopping

Compulsive shopping is a condition which most people sink into without realization. It all starts with buying something nice to feel good when you are feeling low and before you know it you are always buying tons of items to feel good so that you can escape your problems. Compulsive shoppers will go shopping several […]

The Truth about Shopaholics

Shopaholics are people who suffer from a compulsion to shop in order to feel better.  This may not seem like a problem, but the women and men who suffer from this condition usually end up with more problems and most of the time they cannot handle them with a sane mind. There are numerous signs […]

Characteristics of a Shopaholic

A shopaholic is a person who is addicted to shopping. This is a person who can live their entire lives in the malls or in online stores looking for things that they probably don’t even need. They end up spending a lot of money which is quite unhealthy. Below are some of the characteristics of […]

Shopping Addiction- Causes and Signs

Also known as omniomania, shopping addiction is one of the most common behavioural addictions.  With widespread consumerism, it is the most reinforced addictions with a higher percentage of the population engaging in the practice. The behaviour starts during late teens or early adulthood, and is usually accompanied with other disorders. What are the causes of […]

Spotting the Shopaholic in You

A shopaholic is an individual who has an uncontrollable urge to keep shopping even if they do not need the items they purchase. For most people shopping offers an easy access to feeling good, away from problems of different scales. It starts with buying one thing or another for that great feeling after a tough […]

How to stop being a Shopaholic

There are people who get intrigued by new tags, clearance items, shopping bags, sales and the mere idea of buying something new. Often, such people are shopaholics though they do not realize or accept the fact and as such, they end up buying things on impulse. Being a shopaholic can be a daunting thing and […]

Managing Shopping Addiction Before It Spirals Out of Control

Shopping is easily one of America’s popular pastimes but unfortunately for some people, women to be precise, it can quickly spiral out of control and become a shopping addiction. Shopping as an addiction ends up being destructive in most cases because of its financial implications. There has not been concrete proof about what cause shopping […]