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Compulsive Shoppers

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Compulsive Shoppers


Compulsive Shoppers on TV ONE and TVNZ OnDemand

Compulsive Shoppers on TV ONE and TVNZ OnDemand

Watch this special on TVNZ OnDemand.

Jasmine Harman turns her attention to a destructive and often secretive condition that left unchecked can severely blight the lives of sufferers and their families - compulsive shopping.

Being a shopaholic is an almost affectionate title; usually given to women who shop until they drop. Yet Oniomania, or CBD (Compulsive Buying Disorder) is actually a complex medical condition suffered by nearly 15% of the UK's population.

In this new factual special Jasmine Harman investigates the world of shopaholics, the implications of consumerism and the effect on our society. With her own personal insight into mental health, Jasmine seeks to understand the lengths addicts go to in feeding their habit and the very emotional causes of obsessive shopping. Along with a team of experts, she reaches out to compulsive buyers with differing degrees of the condition and hears testimonies from people getting treatment for this very real and very costly addiction.


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