To Buy or Not to Buy - Netflix

The series that gives buyers the chance to test-drive a property before buying.

To Buy or Not to Buy - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2003-06-09

To Buy or Not to Buy - Compulsive buying disorder - Netflix

Compulsive buying disorder (CBD), or oniomania (from Greek ὤνιος ṓnios “for sale” and μανία manía “insanity”), is characterized by an obsession with shopping and buying behavior that causes adverse consequences. According to Kellett and Bolton, compulsive buying “is experienced as an irresistible–uncontrollable urge, resulting in excessive, expensive and time-consuming retail activity [that is] typically prompted by negative affectivity” and results in “gross social, personal and/or financial difficulties”. Most people with CBD meet the criteria for a personality disorder. Compulsive shopping is classified by ICD-10 (F63.8) as an “impulse control disorder, not otherwise classified”. Several authors consider compulsive shopping rather as a variety of dependence disorder.[1]

To Buy or Not to Buy - History - Netflix

Emil Kraepelin originally described oniomania over a century ago, and he and Bleuler [1924] both included the syndrome in their influential early psychiatric textbooks. However, little interest was taken in CBD until the 1990s, and even in the 21st century compulsive shopping can be considered a barely recognised mental illness.

To Buy or Not to Buy - References - Netflix

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