Compulsive Buying

  title={Compulsive Buying},
  author={M. Lejoyeux and A. Weinstein},
  journal={The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse},
  pages={248 - 253}
  • M. Lejoyeux, A. Weinstein
  • Published 2010
  • Medicine
  • The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Background: Compulsive buying is a chronic, repetitive purchasing that becomes a primary response to negative events and feelings, and may include symptoms equivalent to craving and withdrawal. Objectives: This article describes the addictive characteristics of compulsive buying, the psychiatric comorbidity, and the possibilities of treatment. Methods: Using PubMed and MedLine search engines, we performed a review of published literature over the period 1990–2010 using the keyword “compulsive… CONTINUE READING

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