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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Emotional or compulsive shopping (oniomania) can be a cause of great problems in people's lives.
Research on compulsive buying dates back to the last century when it was identified by Bleuler (1924) and Kraepelin (1915), they called it as a mental disorder and named it oniomania which means buying mania compulsive shopping, an addiction.
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." As such, it has been a long-known phenomenon but only recently suggested to fit into the behavioral addiction spectrum (Brewer & Potenza 2008).
Problematic shopping symptomology has been evident for over 90 years, and was first termed 'oniomania' by German psychiatrist Emil Kraepelin (Black, 2001).
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. I can think of three levels of this, uh, addiction.
Although 'oniomania' (buying mania) was described as early as 1915, there are good reasons for proposing that compulsive buying has emerged as a widespread phenomenon recently, and swiftly.
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.