Question by  DrPill (24)

What is the relationship between mental health and a spending spree?

Shopping makes me feel better for a little while.


Answer by  Zoe (2369)

If you are shopping because you are trying to make yourself feel better and not because you actually want or need new things, you may have a spending or shopping addiction. If this is the case, you should try to seek help because this addiction can cause people to run out of funds to live on.


Answer by  bumblebee (313)

Shopping sprees happen for a variety of reasons. Some of these reasons can be connected to mental health. When people are depressed, there are those that find comfort in shopping. They state that going out and buying new clothes make them feel good. There are also cases where individuals with bipolar disorder will go on sprees during a manic time.


Answer by  JenniferJ (326)

Sometimes people can go on spending sprees when they are in the manic phase of bipolar disorder or have impulse control issues. But typically for most people spending activates the reward centers of the brain temporarily, which makes you feel better for a while.


Answer by  dedre (998)

Spending sprees can be the solution for an unhealthy fulfullment in someone's life. This can become a problem when other financial responsibilites and aspects of life are taken for granted. Some mental disorders have spending sprees as a symptom. It is important to be able to discern between rational spending and constant spending sprees. Next, determine what is missing emotionally.

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