Cure Compulsive shopping by Alejandro Jodorowsky
“It is very difficult to recognize that we really like shopping, a "therapy"that can serve at any given time to forget our everyday problems. But when it becomes a tough act to control it becomes a serious psychological disorder such as pathological gambling.” How and to whom, is usually affected involving the syndrome that creates this huge dependency?
Shopaholic syndrome affects men and women. The profile is usually between 30 and 40 years, with low self-esteem, lack of control, insecurity, fantasy-proneness, feeling of loneliness and spiritual emptiness. They also tend to have other dis- orders such as anxiety and depression. Shopping can bring great pleasure at the moment, but then comes the repentance of pur- chasing useless things, and then depression and anxiety, which leads back to the stores as a way of escape. Thus we begin a vicious circle which is very difficult to go through.
Normal buyer vs
While the normal buyer feels satisfaction of having bought something he wanted and he can control what he spends, the compulsive buyer gets an inordinate pleasure in the moment of shopping, similar to that produced by drugs, in addition to losing control of his actions.
Do you know what causes this addiction?
Although the underlying cause of addiction to shopping is not known, experts say this type of disorder is a mixture of biological and social causes.
The lack of control over impulses caused by brain abnormalities related to the role of serotonin (a neurotransmitter).
This condition is the main trigger type consumer society in which we live, where shopping be- comes a leisure...
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