Online shopping addiction is a mental health condition and 'should be officially recognised'

Researchers at Hannover Medical School said people addicted to buying things, particularly online, are more likely to show signs of depression or anxiety as well as facing financial troubles.
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Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: ADHD and ADD Anxiety and Panic Autism Children and Teens Depression Disorders Family General Health-related Mental Health and Wellness Parenting Psychiatry Psychology Psychology Around the Net Research Asd Bipolar Disorder Source Type: blogs
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Source: International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction - Category: Addiction Source Type: research
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Source: American Journal on Addictions - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Am J Addict Source Type: research
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Source: The Psychiatric Clinics of North America - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Publishers The Fix diet culture Recovery women Source Type: blogs
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