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Buying-shopping disorder—is there enough evidence to support its inclusion in ICD-11?

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posted on 2019-08-01, 00:00 authored by Astrid Müller, Matthias Brand, Laurence Claes, Zsolt Demetrovics, Martina de Zwaan, Fernando Fernández-Aranda, Randy O Frost, Susana Jimenez-Murcia, Michael Lejoyeux, Sabine Steins-Loeber, James E Mitchell, Richard Moulding, Maja Nedeljkovic, Patrick Trotzke, Aviv Weinstein, Michael Kyrios
The phenomenon of buying-shopping disorder (BSD) was described over 100 years ago. Definitions of BSD refer to extreme preoccupation with shopping and buying, to impulses to purchase that are experienced as irresistible, and to recurrent maladaptive buying excesses that lead to distress and impairments. Efforts to stop BSD episodes are unsuccessful, despite the awareness of repeated break-downs in self-regulation, experiences of post-purchase guilt and regret, comorbid psychiatric disorders, reduced quality of life, familial discord, work impairment, financial problems, and other negative consequences. A recent meta-analysis indicated an estimated point prevalence of BSD of 5%. In this narrative review, the authors offer a perspective to consider BSD as a mental health condition and to classify this disorder as a behavioral addiction, based on both research data and on long-standing clinical experience.

History

Journal

CNS spectrums

Volume

24

Pagination

374-379

Location

Cambridge, Eng.

ISSN

1092-8529

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2019, Cambridge University Press

Issue

4

Publisher

Cambridge University Press