Double 11 day, spend 100 thousand yuan a night? On November 11, Zhu, 42, from Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, was sent to a doctor by her husband for shopping sprees. Later, Ms Zhu was diagnosed as a compulsive shopping disorder..
What is the compulsive shopping barrier? Is this behavior controllable?
On November 14, Wu yuejing, a psychiatrist at Zhejiang hospital and Ms. Zhus doctor, told www.thepaper.cn that compulsive shopping refers to excessive consumption caused by irresistible and uncontrollable impulses and spending a lot of time on shopping - usually caused by negative emotions, which eventually leads to social, interpersonal and economic difficulties.
Ms Zhu spent 100000 yuan on online shopping overnight, which is comparable to addiction to drugs and gambling, Wu said.
On November 11, Ms. Zhu, accompanied by her husband, went to the hospital for consultation, Wu said. Wu yuejing learned that a month ago, Ms. Zhu felt too much pressure at work, resigned at home, feeling more anxious. Ms. Zhu usually loves shopping, but the cost is not so exaggerated. At present, Ms. Zhu is diagnosed with compulsive shopping disorder.
Wu yuejing said that at present, the behavior of compulsive shopping disorder is not included in the diagnosis of mental illness. But the concept of compulsive shopping behavior has a history of more than 100 years in psychology. It belongs to a psychological barrier. Biological and psychological factors, including perfectionism and loneliness alleviation, are the factors that cause compulsive shopping barriers. In fact, men, women, old and young may have such behavior.
Wu yuejing suggested that if Ms. Zhu is to alleviate her anxiety and depression through online shopping, she should receive psychological treatment as soon as possible. Secondly, shoppers need to examine their own shopping behavior and constantly train their financial ability of self-management. If shoppers have psychological problems, it is necessary to take psychological intervention.
According to the official WeChat public number of Zhejiang hospital on November 11th, even if it is Shopaholic, it is not all compulsive shopping disorder. Wu Wanzhen, deputy director of the mental health department of the hospital, said that patients with bi-directional affective disorder may also spend too much money during manic episode, so they cannot simply equate shopping Mania with compulsive shopping disorder.
Surging news noted that this kind of compulsive shopping disorder often occurs. According to the Chengdu Business Daily on November 13, 2019, Wang, a man from Luzhou, Sichuan Province, sat on the rooftop on the night of the 10th to try to live a light life. Police inquired and learned that his wife still didnt listen to dissuasion after she owed 260000 yuan for obsession with online shopping last year, and this year she owed 360000 yuan for shopping again. Some experts said that Wangs wifes behavior has the problem of impulse control disorder, which requires consultation and treatment in the psychiatric clinic.
According to media reports in December 2017, Xiaodan (pseudonym), a 24-year-old girl from Heyuan, Guangdong Province, borrowed money from 45 online loan platforms to shop in just one year and owed 260000 yuan in debt. Xiaodan said she couldnt control her shopping. Sometimes she didnt even know what she had bought. According to the examination of the psychiatrist, Xiaodan suffered from severe depression and two-way affective disorder.
Source: Qiao JunJing, editor in charge of surging news