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Signs and Symptoms of Shopping Addictions – Causes and Effects

Many people adore shopping, and many people also spend too much money while engaging in this activity.

It is important to note that going a shopping spree once in a while does not mean you are a shopping addict. However, there are several signs and symptoms shopping…More at http://psychguides.com

Causes for Compulsive Shopping | The Oaks at La Paloma Treatment Center

A shopping addict seeks to purchase items to help them cope with life, and intense anxiety is felt in the absence of their addictive activity.

All addictions have the same basic symptoms. Obsession, compulsion, loss of control and continued use in the face of negative consequences are all hallmarks of addiction. People can develop addictions to substances, behaviors or activities..More at http://theoakstreatment.com

Finding Help for Shopping Addiction

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) does not officially recognize shopping addiction as a distinct disorder, and considerable debate surrounds the legitimacy of the disorder….More at http://healthline.com

Why Some Become Addicted to Shopping | HealthyPlace

While the causes of addictions like shopping addiction or gambling addiction remain uncertain, why addicts continue their destructive behaviors is better understood.

Some individuals get a high from shopping (or any addictive behavior) which causes the sufferer to lose control and buy many items for which they have no need.

Endorphins and dopamine, naturally occurring opiate receptor sites in the brain, get switched on, and the person feels good, and if it feel…More at http://healthyplace.com

Shopaholic: 7 Signs You’re Addicted To Shopping | HuffPost

Psychologists call it Compulsive Buying Disorder, which is characterized as an impulse-control issue – just like gambling or binge eating – and has the potential to create a whirlwind of emotional and financial…More at http://huffingtonpost.com