Because of the fast moving modernization today, advertising is one of the most popular way to invite customers in availing those endorse product telling us that buying will make us happy. We are encouraged by politicians to spend as a way of boosting the economy. And we all want to have what those around us have; consumerism has become a measure of our social worth. And as fan of those influential people in the television we are imitating what they wear and what they have. That’s why some of our folks are much addicted to shopping because in that way they will be satisfied. But sometimes they don’t know that it is already a psychiatric behavior.
Oniomania is the psychiatric term for compulsive shopping, or shopping addiction. People with oniomania shop on impulse as a way of coping and find it difficult to control their spending or shopping behaviors.
Like other behavioral addictions, shopping addiction is a controversial idea. Many experts balk at the idea that excessive spending can constitute an addiction, believing that there has to be a psychoactive substance which produces symptoms such as physical tolerance and withdrawal for an activity to be a true addiction.
To save from this addiction, better to spend time with your family and prioritized those more important things than to go in the mall and waste money, why won’t you extend your helping hand to those people who are in needs?
Read books as your pass time, and explore the other side of your life, try to be adventurous and learn new things to your experience, makes life valuable while still living in this wonderful world.