The medicalization of compulsive buying.

  title={The medicalization of compulsive buying.},
  author={Shirley Lee and Avis Mysyk},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  volume={58 9},
Compulsive buying has recently been the subject of numerous articles from both consumer research and psychiatric perspectives. Identified by some researchers as a compulsion and by others as an addiction, common solutions to the problem have included drug treatments, participation in self-help groups and cognitive behaviour therapy. The purpose of this article is to examine critically the labelling of compulsive buying in terms of medicalization from the perspective of both medical and non… CONTINUE READING
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