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2014-06-17 08:25:33

NEW YORK, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- If you can't stop yourself from yet one more costly trip to the mall, if you can't resist the urge to splurge, no matter wherever and whenever it strikes, hope is finally here. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140616/118630 A just-published study by Dr. April Benson and colleagues indicates that a new form of psychological treatment can significantly decrease the severity and the frequency of compulsive buying behavior. Following...

2013-11-07 23:34:59

Disposophobia, or compulsive hoarding, is the unmentioned secret of two to five percent of the world’s population. Address Our Mess, a leading authority in the hoarding cleaning industry, aims their recent release at disposophobics in need of clarity on their condition and courses of action toward recovery. Mount Laurel, New Jersey (PRWEB) November 07, 2013 Upwards of sixteen million Americans struggle with an uphill battle against themselves on a daily basis. Once thought to be a...

2013-07-23 23:32:07

Results of a recent study by Queendom.com (subsidiary of PsychTests AIM Inc.) indicate that people with “Oniomania,” otherwise known as compulsive shopping, are buying themselves a one-way ticket to financial disaster. Montreal, Canada (PRWEB) July 23, 2013 If you’re mesmerized by those red “50% off” signs, bedazzled by a “don’t pay for 30 days” deal, and hypnotized by an offer for a new, pre-approved credit card, researchers at Queendom.com advise caution. Their recent...

2013-01-08 14:43:38

Parkinson's disease itself does not increase the risk of impulse control problems such as compulsive gambling and shopping that have been seen in people taking certain drugs for Parkinson's disease, according to new research published in the January 8, 2013, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. "We've known for some time that these behaviors are more common in people taking certain Parkinson's medications, but we haven't known if the...

2011-10-19 14:23:55

A sensible, balanced amount of free time is key to happiness in our consumer society What is more desirable: too little or too much spare time on your hands? To be happy, somewhere in the middle, according to Chris Manolis and James Roberts from Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH and Baylor University in Waco, TX. Their work shows that materialistic young people with compulsive buying issues need just the right amount of spare time to feel happier. The study is published online in...

2011-03-15 15:56:41

Although collecting articles with moderation has good psychological effects on collectors, this habit can become a psychological disorder. Porcelain dolls, precious stones, world thimbles, watches, fans, dinosaurs, language courses, and tanks and ships in parts are some of the collections that often crowd our stands The massive marketing campaigns launched by publishing houses at the start of the academic year can cause people bound to suffer obsessive-compulsive disorder to develop this...

2010-05-11 09:36:23

Pathological gambling, compulsive shopping, binge eating and other impulse control disorders appear to be more common among individuals taking dopamine agonist medications for Parkinson's disease, according to a report in the May issue of Archives of Neurology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. These behaviors have been reported previously in patients with Parkinson's disease, according to background information in the article. Preliminary estimates of impulse control disorders in this...

2009-04-06 06:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Do you use shopping as a quick fix for the blues? Do you often buy things you don't need and can't afford? Do your buying binges leave you feeling anxious or guilty? Is your shopping behavior hurting your relationships? Have you tried to stop shopping but have been unable to? If so you are not alone. Nearly 18 million Americans are problem shoppers, unable to break the buying habits that lead them into debt, damaged relationships, and depression. Join...

2008-03-03 18:41:52

The stereotypical shopaholic darting from store to store to pick up anything and everything while racking up a hefty credit-card bill is anything but stereotypical. They come in all shapes and sizes. New research reveals while some super-shoppers spend to boost self-esteem and band-aid other perceived internal deficits, others' carts are driven by plain-old materialism. Whatever the motivation, however, researchers mostly agree that buying behaviors can range from frivolous fun...


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