When you found your boyfriend in bed with your roommate, why did you storm out of the house and head directly to the mall? Hmmm?
Do you indulge in such retail therapy behaviors? Then you may be a consumerism addict. No worries. Youre not alone. Hordes of people stroll about town every day with giant (and often designer-labeled) monkeys on their backs, and the majority of em are completely oblivious to it. But is getting your fix from a new pair of shoes that dangerous?
If you or someone you know is a shopaholic, or if you just want to learn more about consumerism as an addiction, check out psychiatrist Aynne Henrys Crazed Consumers: Behind the Psychology of Shopping lecture.