oniomania

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oniomania

an excessive desire to buy articles of all kinds.
See also: Manias
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oniomanie

o·ni·o·ma·ni·a

n. oniomanía, psicosis de urgencia de gastar dinero.
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Jarett, a compulsive shopper, approached the greeting-card racks in the department store just before closing time.
The wife was known as a compulsive shopper who often spent up to $1,000 on clothes for her daughters during a shopping spree.
At one point, Zubin Mehta, the former conductor of both the New York and Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestras, interrupted a concert schedule to testify that his wife was not a compulsive shopper and that their spending habits should not be on trial.
Yvonne Taylor, defending, told the court: "My instructions are she became a compulsive shopper but apart from going to work, she now says she will not go near a shop in respect of clothes purchases.
A COMPULSIVE shopper who stole more than pounds 21million from her company to fund a luxury lifestyle has been jailed for 11 years.
As a compulsive shopper, she felt it duty-bound to offer her services to men who needed to shop.
After compulsively buying at a number of stores, often on credit, guilt sets in and the compulsive shopper tucks away recently-purchased items under the bed or in the closet with the price tags still attached.
The next thing will be Jack Straw reveals the Iraq war drove him to become a compulsive shopper or Ed Balls admits that low self esteem turned him into a cosmetic surgery junkie.
n Make a list of you need when you go shopping - and stick to it n Don't use cheques, credit or debit cards - always pay with a set amount of cash for that day n Plan activities away from shops - for example a visit to the gym or go to see a friend instead n List of every problem you believe is responsible for making you a compulsive shopper and set about solving them one by one n A qualified counsellor is often a good way to tackle deeper issues such as loneliness or depressionDon't ``window shop'' nGet rid of your credit cards nSome antidepressant drugs used to treat obsessive compulsive disorder are also useful for oniomania sufferers
Life, for the compulsive shopper, has never been the same since.
Make a list of every problem that you believe is responsible for making you a compulsive shopper ( no matter how trivial ( and then set about solving them one by one.