Oniomania

Oniomania (from Greek words - "for sale" and "insanity") is the technical term for the compulsive desire to shop, more commonly referred to as compulsive shopping, shopping addiction, shopaholism, compulsive buying or CBD.
Compulsive shopping may be considered an impulse control disorder, an obsessive-compulsive disorder, a bipolar disorder, or even a clinical addiction, depending on the clinical source.

The buying addiction is a mental disorder among consumers, which is expressed as compulsive, episodic purchasing goods. It is similar to gambling addiction or the addiction to work is not seen as an independent disease but counted among the non-bonded addictions or to the obsessive-compulsive disorder. Emil Kraepelin originally described oniomania over a century ago, and he and Bleuler [1924] both included the syndrome in their influential early psychiatric textbooks.

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