December 14, 2022
The end-of-year holidays, beyond bringing joy and togetherness for many families, also generate stress and anxiety. At this time of year, people are exposed to constant advertisements that encourage them to purchase, often generating uncontrolled and compulsive behaviors, which not only affect the economy of the buyer but also that of their family environment, turning a daily act, such as buying, into a bigger problem. On this occasion, the psychologist Mary Castro, from Clinica Ricardo Palma, provides us with more information on the subject.
Characteristics of a compulsive shopper
Among the main characteristics we find:
The main cause that conceals this type of behavior is emotional problems. Within which we find:
It is necessary to seek a specialist to handle this problem, since it not only harms the person who suffers from it, but it can also cause family problems, as it can alter household finances.
Our specialist gives us the following recommendations to avoid falling into compulsive shopping:
Psychologist at Clínica Ricardo Palma