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Shopping Addiction is defined as the lack of impulse control which is apparent in the eagerness for continually purchasing unnecessary or superfluous things.

It is a condition like compulsive buying disorder or oniomania, although these terms usually have a more clinical implication, related to a psychological state of impulse control.

Of course, going on an occasional shopping spree does not mean you are a shopping addict.

What are the Signs of Shopping Addiction?

  • Spending more than you can afford
  • Shopping as a response to feeling angry or depressed.
  • Shopping to feel less guilty about a previous shopping spree
  • Harming relationships due to spending or shopping too much
  • Losing control over the shopping behaviour

Find out more about other addictions