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 […]

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, […]

How to Get Help with Hoarding

Compulsive hoarding or buying is a type of obsessive compulsive disorder.  Like other types of compulsive behaviors, hoarding is an impulsive behavior that can affect individuals who do not know how to control their spending patterns.  Compulsive hoarders are people who are excessively buying things they don’t really need.  Hoarding becomes a behavioral problem when there is excessive clutter […]

The Problem with Hoarding Disorder

Hoarding disorder, or disposophobia, may be considered a type of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Hoarding disorder, also known as pathological collecting, is an illness wherein a person saves a large number of items of no value without thinking of ever discarding them. The homes of people with hoarding disorder are usually chaotic and filled to the brim with […]

What is A Compulsive Disorder?

  Compulsive disorder is defined as a behaviour that involves a repeated action that, on its own, is not addictive like eating, using internet, shopping, sex and gambling.  The action is conducted repeatedly because of an impulse and usually against the individual’s interest.  To most people compulsive behaviour is a way of reducing the anxiety […]

Insights into Compulsive Behavior

  There is an increase in the number of people suffering from compulsive behavior making it necessary to learn more about what it is all about. This refers to actions that cannot be controlled by an individual and they interfere with their way of life. This kind of behavior can either be as part of […]