Shopping adicction

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Shopping adicction

  1. 1. -The most socially reinforced of the behavioral addictions. -Shopping becomes the person’s main way of coping with stress. -They continue to shop excessively even when it is clearly having a negative impact on other areas of their life.
  2. 2. -There are several characteristics that shopping addiction shares with other addictions. - Shopping addicts become preoccupied with spending, and devote significant time and money to the activity. - The addictive pattern is actually driven by the process of spending money.
  3. 3. - Addictive pattern of thoughts about shopping, planning shopping trips. - The shopping act described : as pleasurable, ecstatic, as providing relief from negative feelings. - Finally, the shopper crashes, with feelings of disappointment, particularly with the him/herself.
  4. 4. - Use shopping as a way of escaping negative feelings: depression, anxiety, boredom, self-critical thoughts, and anger. - The escape is short-lived. - The purchases are often simply hoarded unused.
  5. 5. - Compulsive shoppers will then begin to plan the next spending spree. - Most shop alone, some shop with others who enjoy it.
  6. 6. -Finances and relationships are damaged. -The shopping addict feels unable to stop or even control their spending.
  7. 7. Symptoms  Feel a boundless joy when buying something new  The excessive purchases so can lead to repentance
  8. 8.  Make their shopping as an escape route to improve their mood or cover any other need mental  They accumulate useless objects, leaving behind severe economic problems.
  9. 9.  It impairs daily life; events are canceled for shopping and are deprived of other activities, such as being with family.
  10. 10. Treatment  Therapies to find out what has caused the condition, relaxation sessions are required  Medication
  11. 11.  The family support is important for patient recovery  You must advise and not fight with them.

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