Gap Fill - Online Shopping Addiction - Level 5


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The Internet has brought the of shopping at our in the comfort of our . For many, the attractions of shopping can turn into an . Experts believe that online shopping can develop into a illness. Researchers from the Hannover Medical School have termed the illness "Buying Shopping Disorder" (BSD). Researchers say the profession should recognize as an illness, not just as one of "impulse control" disorders. Dr Astrid Müller said: "It really is to...accumulate further about BSD on the Internet."

Dr Müller and her team conducted on earlier studies on shopping involving 122 who sought treatment for BSD. Dr Müller said five per cent of people might suffer from BSD. She added that people are more to develop it. They also have greater of anxiety and . People with BSD exhibit behaviors. These include buying things they don't need, keeping and never using things they order, buying things for instant , and ending up in debt. BSD can destroy marriages, and mental health.

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