Compulsive shopping is a type of process addiction that causes people to buy items compulsively. People who are addicted to shopping may feel compelled to shop and have difficulty stopping this behavior even when they try. Shopping addiction can be challenging to cope with, but drug or alcohol abuse usually does not help.
If you or a loved one have a shopping addiction, you could benefit from treatment with a licensed mental health practitioner.
Assessing Your Risk of Shopping Addiction
If you’re concerned that you have a shopping addiction, help is available. As a first step, you can complete a free, confidential self-assessment to see whether your symptoms match those of a process addiction.
Please be advised that a quiz is not an official diagnosis, and only a medical professional can diagnose a process addiction like shopping addiction. To determine whether you need treatment, you can discuss your results with a doctor or mental health professional.