Compulsive Buying Disorder

Compulsive buying disorder (CBD) is characterized by an obsession with shopping and buying behavior that causes adverse consequences. Most people with CBD meet the criteria for an axis II disorder.

CBD is found in 5.8% of the United States population, approximately 80% of those affected are female.

Read more about Compulsive Buying Disorder:  Characteristics, Evolutionary Psychology, Identity Seeking, Treatment, Cultural Examples

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