What is Compulsive Buying?
Compulsive buying is described merely as shopping addiction where people have this “shop ‘til they drop” habit. These people feel better every time they run credit cards to its limit on physical stores or even internet and online TV shopping. Unfortunately that feeling is temporary and they will be in miserable situation after, just like any other addiction.
Obsessive buying can be a source of anxiety and depression especially during holiday season like Christmas and New Year season because of the effect of shopping spree that instead of generating joy and happiness that they long, they will feel the regret, stress and the problems dealing with their financial debts and problems.
Who can have this?
Obsessive shopping is often common in women than men. These shopaholic people tend to buy things that they do not actually need. When they purchase something on online tv shopping, they get that high or adrenalin “rush” feeling like alcohol and drug addicts feel.
Women having this kind of disorder usually can be found with bulk of clothes and stuff still with price tags still attached and things that have never been used. They will go out and do shopping with the purpose of buying specific things then end up going home with bags of goodies. They are actually in denial with their addiction and refuse family and friends advices. They will hide to people the addiction especially when they are heading home with a handful of shopping bags. They will not let people find out their problem especially the time when they are being bombard with credit cards bills and financial debts.
How to deal and treat the disorder?
It is advisable that people with compulsive disorder seek for professional help by asking some psychiatrists, counselors or a support group to address the problem. There are a lot of community groups and organizations that offer help to those who are willing be addressed. Family and friends should support people who are suffering with spending addiction since they are the closest people who can give the support and utmost counseling to them.