ALCOHOL AND DEPRESSION TREATME...

A research journal published by  Hindawi says- The most common factor that generates alcohol addiction is depression. The individual who encounters depression often moves to alcohol abuse. Over the time the bond between depression and alcohol enhances to be an inseparable unit. Eventually, the individual becomes addicted. You might think it will ease the pain, […]

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My OCD Valentine

Am Geetha (name changed), a homemaker, mother of 2 children and wife of OCD survivor. On reading this you might have thought “how she could tell, her husband is an OCD”. this is the problem with our country and the same factor is the reason behind the lack of awareness. A straight and bold answer […]

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Foods for Reducing Alcohol Cra...

Alcohol addiction one of the most common mental health disorder in urban as well as rural areas. The journey towards quitting alcohol requires strength and resilience, right from the initial decision to quit and throughout the whole process. It is not only the nature of the addiction that makes the journey harder but also the […]

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What happens in your Brain dur...

Depression is a serious mental condition affecting the individual’s mood, feelings, thoughts and well being. They have changed their patterns of appetite and sleep. They would be unable to experience in pleasure in any activities and would possess a sense of hopelessness, helplessness, and worthlessness. These are all the observable changes in an individual with clinical […]

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Effective Ways to Reduce Your ...

Effective ways to reduce your alcohol consumption– Studies have always proven and doctors have always advocated that by reducing alcohol content you could live a long and a healthy life. But for a lot of us that it is a hard thing to achieve and on contrary we tend to consume large amounts of alcohol. […]

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Shopping Addiction

Shopping Addiction

Shopping Addiction.

People can get into various kinds of impulsive and addictive behaviour and shopaholics is one of the most sophisticated sounding behaviour among them. A shopaholic may want to buy thing according to their mood and would spend more than what is required.

However there are still arguments between what is shopaholic and truly enjoying shopping. Here are a few questions you can ask yourself to see if you are a addicted to shopping or on the path of being one:

  • Wanted item or money: If you think you want something and someone offers you the item itself but on the other hand also offers you cash, what would you pick? A shopaholic would most likely pick cash as they need to go through the whole process of purchasing something, and this is what they actually want.
  • Do you have patience: When you want something that is expensive or over your budget, you would want to wait for a while, think it over and then decide whether to buy or not. A shopaholic would want to immediately buy it regardless of it being out of the budget.
  • Is the item for long term use: Shopaholics buy items out of impulse and because it is rewarding. There are always chances that they would never use the product they purchased.
  • Encouraged to purchase due to social media: Shopaholics spend a lot of time thinking about the whole shopping behaviour they may spend hours browsing through social media and looking up things. They are easily influenced by ads on line and tend to purchase them.
  • Is it an emotional purchase: Do you go shopping mostly due to your mood? Shopaholics tend to go on a shopping spree when happy, sad or anxious. More than necessity mood controls the shopping behaviour.

If you identify yourself with being a shopaholic it is better you seek help as soon as possible. Being a shopaholic may not sound dangerous but it ruins an individual’s financial condition. Constantly thinking about it may ruin both professional and personal life as the person would pay a lot of attention to the act and neglect other responsibilities in their life. Professional mental help are available in the form of counselling sessions and psychotherapy to help an individual overcome and control their shopaholic behaviour. For addiction recovery call us now on +919611194949.

 

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