New Info On Compulsive Shopping Disorder

credit cardThere is a new study out of Stanford University that has basically turned the assumption of compulsive shopping disorder (also called compulsive buying disorder and Oniomania) on its head. It was assumed that this was a disorder mainly afflicting women, but the new study throws that assumption out the window with it being a problem for just as many men as women:

Prior to this study, researchers estimated that compulsive buying disorder affected between 2 and 16 percent of the U.S. population and that 90 percent of sufferers were women. Koran launched this study to get a more definitive estimate of how many people were affected by the disorder…

The researchers found that 6 percent of wo


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4 Responses to New Info On Compulsive Shopping Disorder

  1. henrik says:

    I don’t buy the whole “Lets call it a disease” thing. It is many times a (too) easy way of saying “It is not my fault”.

    Some people just doesn’t stop to think about the consequences of their actions.

  2. bluprint says:

    I agree. If it’s really a disease, why isn’t it better distributed across age and income groups? Are older, wealthier people somehow immune to this “disease”?

  3. NCN says:

    Personal Finance Advice,
    I have Compulsive Blogging Disorder. My fingers twitch, my back hunches over, and I have a crushing need to check traffic stats. Who will save me?

    Loving the PERSONAL finance advice,

    This Comment is part of my 100 Comments Series over at No Credit Needed.

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