Shopaholism Classified As Serious Disease

Experts from Australia claim that shopaholism is a serious disease and is closely linked to another mental disorder – the so called “hoarding“, compulsive acquiring of free and useless items.


The problem was discussed at the medical summit in Melbourne, Australia, but researchers didn’t agree on ways shopaholism can be treated. One member, Pr. Randy Frost claimed about 80 percent of compulsive hoarders are shopaholics. Moreover, Frost continued that 25 percent of hoarders suffer from mental disorders and 50 percent have different forms of depression.

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