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Is online shopping a psychological illness?

In the present era where the use of social media has become the most important thing in our lives, there new inventions have also made people their slaves. Nowadays, the trend of online shopping is increasing day by day and many people shopping online at home from their mobile phones.

Researchers tracked 122 people from Germany who were mostly shopping online after which conclude that most young people are in the habit of shopping online.

In view of all this, psychologists say, now that the online shopping habits should be considered a psychological illness.

Psychological Experts explain that the reason for declaring online shopping habits as psychological illness is this, that If the online shopping habits are compared to any other psychiatric illness, there is a substantial similarity.

Researchers said that people with the habit of shopping online have specific symptoms that can be listed as a separate disease.

According to a study by the General comprehensive Psychiatry, putting online shopping habits on the list of illnesses can cure people who are suffering from it and according to the study, online shopping habits affect 5% of the world’s population.

Researchers say that many people have a habit of shopping online and are in the habit of buying something all the time, while these people buy more than they can afford.

Hanover Medical School Investigator Esterad Muller says, now that the online shopping habit is considered a separate psychiatric illness, it should be added to the list of diseases.

Pamela Roberts, physician at Priory Woking Hospital revealed that, it is a dangerous habit that can destroy a person’s emotions, economic conditions, and relationships.

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