Shopping Addiction

Shopping addictionAlso known by it's official name - Oniomania - compulsive shopping may not seem like a real problem, but for many men and women, it can lead to financial problems that lead to even more problems. If you think you or someone you know may be affected by a shopping addiction, there are various signs and symptoms that you can use to tell if oniomania is something that should concern you. If so, there are many treatment options for shopping addiction available. If you are tempted to "shop around" to find the best, just know that GoMentor.com lists therapists that offer online therapy for compulsive shopping problems.

Symptoms of Shopping Addiction

There are, of course, other things to watch for if you want to see if you may have a problem with a shopping addiction, but these are some of the major symptoms of an addiction to shopping. If you see any of these signs in your life, it may be time to start thinking about getting treatment for your problem with compulsive shopping.

  • No Budget - Lack of a budget or inability to follow a budget
  • Compulsive Buying - If you see something and need to have it - even if you don't really need to have it
  • Lies and Hiding - If you find yourself lying about purchases or your finances (even to people close to you)
  • Social Problems - Inability to have lasting relationships with people

Treatment for Shopping Addictions

Known as oniomania or compulsive shopping, a shopping addiction is an uncontrollable urge to purchase items, even if they are needed. The symptoms of shopping addictions can manifest in many ways, but revolve primarily around financial and relationship problems. If you can admit you may have an addiction to shopping, the therapists listed on GoMentor.com can help you take the rest of the steps necessary to be able to overcome the addiction and live a normal, productive life. Our therapists at GoMentor.com can the right counselling and encouragement with online therapy through GoMentor 24/7 to kick your shopping habit once and for all.

If you or another person have suicidal thoughts or are in some way a hazard to your own health, then you should not use GoMentor.These resources can help you with immediate assistance.