Compulsive shopping, also called “omniomania” or shopping addiction, is classified as a behavioral addiction. Someone with a shopping addiction buys things as a way to make themselves feel happy, and to ward off negative feelings. As is the case with other behavioral addictions, over time shopping and spending addiction can lead to significant problems in a person’s life.

Shopping Addiction FAQs

An estimated 6 percent of the population in the United States may have a shopping addiction. Find more information with these FAQs related to compulsive shopping.