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Shopping Addiction

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Rachel McKenna

on 5 December 2013

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Transcript of Shopping Addiction

What is Addiction?
Warning signs
Mood Swings
Feeling lost w/o credit cards
rush of euphoria
Lying about how much you've spent
Thinking excessively about $$$$$$$$$
juggling accounts/bills to accommodate shopping
Shopping Addiction
Addiction is the fact or condition of being addicted to a particular substance, thing, or activity.

-compulsive actions that satisfy your needs

-receiving an adrenaline rush from a pattern of repetitive actions, with harmful consequences.
a pattern of repetitive purchasing that becomes difficult to stop, resulting in harsh consequences
the compulsive desire of shopping or buying
Extra Information
1.) It affects everyone equally who has an income.
2.) To prevent emotional damage to relationships.
3.) To prevent hoarding.
4.)to prevent debt.
Causes of Addiction
Trophy shoppers- find the perfect outfits ; high class items

Image shoppers- pick up tab, expensive cars, highly visible stuff

Bargain Shoppers- buy stuff they don't need but its a good deal

Codependent shoppers- to gain love and approval

Bulimic Shopper- buy and return, buy and return

Collector choppers- have to complete or many sets of objects or different colors of the same style

Who is affected by the addiction?
Men and women are affected equally as well as their families. The family members are mostly affected by the addict of the family more so than vise versa. They are mostly affected because of the loss of income for the family when the addict impulsively buys unnecessary things.
31% of people say they purchase things because its on sale
18% said they purchase items they don't need or didn't plan on buying
47% experience a rush of excitement when shopping.
24% admit to having items in their closets that are still in shopping bags or have price tags on them.
a rush of brain chemicals that gives off an emotional high
purchasing items to help cope with life or anxiety problems
will seek to spend money on items on that is not in their interest
emotional deprivation of childhood
seeking excitement
needing to gain control
needing to fill an inner void
sudden wealth
Conclusion on Shopping Addiction:
Conclusion on
Shopping Addiction:
5.) To stop poverty
6.) Can cause other addictions, as in gambling, alcoholism, and eating problems.
7.) Can ruin general health.
8.) One could mentally lose it if they don't shop when the
want/need to.
When and Why did Shopping become an issue?
Shopping became an addiction in, 2006 when it was published in an article
American Journal of Psychiatry
. Shopping has became an issue to the world because people are not able to control and manage spending their money and time wisely. Shopping helps boost self esteem of shoppers. Once the person goes into debt they get emotionally drained.
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