Shopping addiction, which is also known as compulsive shopping, has been recognised within popular culture, the media and psychiatry. It is at times trivialised to an extent by association with the term ‘shopaholism’. Teatment from Priory can include the identification of any deeper psychological problems that may be affecting a person and subsequently treating with therapy and medicines.
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The impact of shopping addiction on the sufferer’s quality of life should not be underestimated. The availability of access to the internet, and the greater trust in internet security for money transfer means that many more people who are in search of a bargain can end up in debt. Online stores such as EBay and Amazon are a huge temptation due to their vast product ranges, encouraging us into purchases that we didn’t know we needed.
The Priory can help with identification of shopping addiction symptoms and treatments.
Free initial addiction assessment-
We understand embarking upon shopping addiction help can be an emotionally turbulent time for you. With this in mind, the Priory offers a free initial assessment with an experienced therapist at all of our addiction treatment hospitals and clinics to help you discuss your addiction in confidence
What are the symptoms of shopping addiction?-
Compulsive shopping is linked to many established psychiatric conditions. Amongst others, these include:
How the Priory can help you overcome compulsive shopping-
At the Priory we can expertly assess your current shopping habits in the context of a global assessment of mental health. We can accurately identify any underlying psychological problems, and offer shopping addiction treatment them with a combination of psychology, therapy and medication if required. The most important step is seeking initial shopping addiction help.
The type and length of shopping addiction treatment is dependent on the individual's circumstances and the severity of the condition. Some people are treated as outpatients, which means they come to the Priory for hourly sessions with their consultant, psychologist or therapist. Others require a more structured treatment approach which can include staying as an inpatient at one of the Priory hospitals for the duration of their treatment where they take part in the psychological group programme as well as regular sessions with their consultant.