Journal article

Compulsive Buying Behavior: Clinical Comparison with Other Behavioral Addictions

Roser Granero, Fernando Fernandez-Aranda, Gemma Mestre-Bach, Trevor Steward, Marta Bano, Amparo del Pino-Gutierrez, Laura Moragas, Nuria Mallorqui-Bague, Neus Aymami, Monica Gomez-Pena, Salome Tarrega, Jose M Menchon, Susana Jimenez-Murcia



Compulsive buying behavior (CBB) has been recognized as a prevalent mental health disorder, yet its categorization into classification systems remains unsettled. The objective of this study was to assess the sociodemographic and clinic variables related to the CBB phenotype compared to other behavioral addictions. Three thousand three hundred and twenty four treatment-seeking patients were classified in five groups: CBB, sexual addiction, Internet gaming disorder, Internet addiction, and gambling disorder. CBB was characterized by a higher proportion of women, higher levels of psychopathology, and higher levels in the personality traits of novelty seeking, harm avoidance, reward dependence, ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This manuscript and research was supported by grants from Institute de Salud Carlos III (FIS PI11/00210, FIS14/00290, CIBERObn, CIBERsam, and Fondos FEDER) and PROMOSAM (PSI2014-56303-REDT). CIBERObn and CIBERSAM are both an initiative of ISCIII. This study was cofunded by FEDER funds/European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)-a way to build Europe and by a Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad grant (PSI2015-68701-R).