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Differences and Similarities Between Compulsive Buying and Other Addictive Behaviors

G Mestre-Bach, T Steward, S Jiménez-Murcia, F Fernández-Aranda

Current Addiction Reports | Springer Science and Business Media LLC | Published : 2017

Abstract

Purpose of Review: We aimed to review recent research drawing attention to the parallels between compulsive buying and other addictive disorders. More specifically, special focus was given to common risk factors, comorbidity in compulsive buying, and shared diagnostic obstacles with other behavioral addictions. Recent Findings: New research reaffirms that compulsive buying possesses many commonalities with both substance use disorders and other behavioral addictions. Specific personality traits, sociodemographic variables, and neurobiological vulnerabilities are understood to be risk factors for compulsive buying, as with other addictive disorders. Compulsive buying is not yet categorized as..

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