Created on May 26, 2023
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Shopping Addiction and Consumerism
07 Addiction in the World
03 Normal vs Addiction
02 Definition of Shopping Addiction
01 Affluenza and Consumerism
A disease of overconsumption. An epidemic of stress, overwork, waste and indebtedness causad by dogged pursuit of American Dream.
Consumerism is a social and economic order and ideology that encourages the acquisition of goods and services in ever-great amounts.
- A behavioral addiction that involves compulsive buying as a way to feel good and avoid negative feelings, such as anxiety and depression.
- Like other behavioral addictions, shopping addiction can take over as a preoccupation that leads to problems in other areas of your life.
• Purchased items are often not needed or used • Compulsive shopping behavior • Creates financial problems for the individual • Constant overbuying
• Purchased items are needed and used;• No sense of compulsion;• Does not cause financial distress;• Occasional splurges.
- Other Mental Health Conditions
- Exposure to Advertising
The exact causes of shopping addiction on not entirely clear, but several factors may play a role.
Causes of Shopping Addiction
Signs that a person might have a shopping addiction include: • Always thinking about things, they plan to purchase; • Being unable to stop their compulsive shopping;• Feeling regret or guilt about things they have purchased;• Financial problems or an inability to pay off debts;• Lying about things they have bought or hiding their purchases;• Shopping when they are stressed or sad.
Signs of Shopping Addiction
Items purchased during a compulsive shopping spree are often hoarded unused, and compulsive shoppers begin to plan their next spending spree. Most shop alone, although some shop with others who enjoy it.
Can involve impulsive and compulsive spending, producing a temporary high. People addicted to shopping often feel empty and unsatisfied with their purchases when they get home.
Typically spend more time and money on shopping than they can afford, and many get into financial problems as a result of their overspending.
- Financial counseling;
- Self-help groups.
Ways of treatment
Shopping Addiction in the world
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