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Offline Anonymous

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The newest "disease"
« on: January 29, 2009, 12:21:39 PM »
Oh goody!  Here's another "disease".  Shopaholism.    How fucking ridiculous is this entire disease concept????

http://tinyurl.com/avvq9p



Shopaholism, it seems, is everywhere. First there was the sad, utterly surreal case of a woman literally smothered to death in an avalanche of her own clothing. Then came news that former N.Y. state commissioner of health Antonia Novello was so addicted to shopping, she dragged other employees with her to the mall during business hours. And what's more bizarre than watching the rose-colored trailer for Confessions of a Shopaholic (opens Feb. 13!) while the retail world is crumbling?

Medically speaking, shopping addiction is still just considered a behavioral outcropping of certain obsessive-compulsive disorders, according to this New York Times piece. But oniomania - the obsession with purchasing - is getting lots more attention these days as psychiatry wonders whether it qualifies as a disease all its own. And also because of a spike in this behavior: One shrink quoted by the Times notes that for shopaholics, the current landscape of deep discounts and going-out-of-business sales is "like giving matches to a pyromaniac."

So good news, spendy types! You may be able to blame your weak, insane behavior on science, just like the rest of us.

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Re: The newest "disease"
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2009, 01:04:44 PM »
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How fucking ridiculous is this entire disease concept????

Umm, it's not ridiculous at all. Obsessive compulsive is a serious problem and I'm glad people can get help for it, instead of being laughed at shamed by people like you.
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Re: The newest "disease"
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2009, 01:21:28 PM »
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Quote from: "Guest424"
How fucking ridiculous is this entire disease concept????

Umm, it's not ridiculous at all. Obsessive compulsive is a serious problem and I'm glad people can get help for it, instead of being laughed at shamed by people like you.

It's totally ridiculous!   I suppose you can try and tell all your creditors that its not your fault all those charges showed up on your statement.  You've got a disease dammit!!

Sorry, but if you shop yourself into the poor house, I'm gonna point and laugh when you claim the disease made you do it.
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Re: The newest "disease"
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2009, 03:00:18 PM »
Agreed... utterly ridiculous. Everyone nowadays just has to have some type of diagnosis, no matter how stupid. It's turned into a fucking fad. Pathetic.
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Re: The newest "disease"
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2009, 12:39:19 PM »
I'm OCD about this forum, can someone please help.
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