Beware women! Addiction to online shopping is a mental illness
Psychotherapist reveals that some people diagnosed with buying-shopping disorder (BSD) take treatments for their condition, but with several brands and shopping arenas being available for customers with just a click, online BSD has become more prevalent. German psychotherapist Dr Astrid Müller discovered 'higher-than-usual' rates of depression and anxiety among those obsessed with online shopping.
For the study, researchers examined 122 patients obsessed with compulsive shopping and the sad news is, 33.6% of them showed signs of probable online BSD. This can increase the risk of 'anxiety, depression, family issues, financial problems and clutter,' quoted the study.