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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Researchers at Melbourne University have also advocated its classification as a psychological disorder called oniomania, or compulsive shopping disorder.
Oniomania, or otherwise known as shopping addiction has become a common problem in America today.
Kraepelin gave it the name oniomania, which is roughly translated as "buying mania.
Oniomania, retail therapy's more sinister sister, is the medical term for the compulsive need to shop.
Now wait just a doggone minute, Twit Trussell; you need to explain degrees of oniomania.
We all love to splash out in the shops, but for shopaholics ( or oniomania sufferers ( this all-consuming shopping frenzy lasts long past the January sales.
But as much as we all love to splash out in the shops, for shopaholics - or oniomania sufferers - this all-consuming shopping frenzy lasts long past January and is thought to be driven by the same type of motivation that fuels alcoholism or drug addiction.
Today, 15 million people suffer from the condition - clinically known as oniomania - in America alone.
The condition, clinically known as oniomania, was first identified almost 100 years ago by a German psychiatrist but the number of victims has expanded rapidly in recent years.