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17 February 2009

Are you a shopaholic?

While this may not sound like a psychological disorder, the problem can bankrupt families and destroy relationships. And some compulsive shoppers are driven to suicide.

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While this may not sound like a psychological disorder, the problem can bankrupt families and destroy relationships. And some compulsive shoppers are driven to suicide. That's why it's so important to seek professional help if you think you may have a problem.

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Watch out for these signs: shopping as a result of being disappointed, angry or scared; shopping habits causing emotional distress or chaos in one's life; having arguments with others regarding spending habits; feeling lost without credit cards; buying items on credit that would not be bought with cash; spending money causes a rush of euphoria and anxiety at the same time; spending feels like a reckless or forbidden act; feeling guilty, ashamed or confused after shopping; lying to others about what was bought or how much money was spent; thinking excessively about money; spending a lot of time juggling accounts and bills to accommodate spending.

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