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I shop, therefore I am : compulsive buying and the search for self

Author: April Lane Benson
Publisher: Northvale, NJ : Jason Aronson, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Compulsive buying is a serious, often secretive affliction, with profound emotional, social, occupational, and financial consequences. This book provides information about this disorder.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: April Lane Benson
ISBN: 0765702428 9780765702425
OCLC Number: 42080259
Description: xxxvii, 528 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface / April Lane Benson, Ph.D. --
Introduction / April Lane Benson, Ph.D. --
When Money Is the Drug / Donna Boundy, M.S.W. --
A Systematic Investigation into Compulsive Buying / Ronald J. Faber, Ph.D. --
Shopping, Buying, and Selfhood --
Shopaholics, Spendaholics, and the Question of Gender / Colin Campbell, B.Sc., Ph.D. --
Are We What We Own? / Russell Belk, Ph.D. --
The Role of Self-Image in Excessive Buying / Helga Dittmar, D. Phil. --
Clothes, Inside Out / Eve Golden, M.D. --
Special Issues in Compulsive Buying --
Collecting as Reparation / Werner Muensterberger, M.D. --
Giving until It Hurts / Mary Ann McGrath, Ph.D. --
Psychiatric Considerations --
Assessment of Compulsive Buying / Donald W. Black, M.D. --
Diagnosis, Associated Disorders, and Drug Treatment / Toby Goldsmith, M.D., Susan L. McElroy, M.D. --
Psychodynamic Theory and Technique --
Compulsive Buying as an Addiction / Ramona Goldman, M.S.W., C.S.W., B.C.D. --
When Eating and Shopping Are Companion Disorders / F. Diane Barth, M.S.W., C.S.W. --
The Use of Money as an Action Symptom / David W. Krueger, M.D., F.A.P.A. --
Clothes and the Couch / Arlene Kramer Richards, Ed.D. --
Couples Treatment and Group Therapy --
Overcoming Overspending in Couples / Olivia Mellan, M.S. --
Group Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Buying Disorder / Melissa Burgard, B.A., James E. Mitchell, M.D. --
Psychoeducational Group Therapy for Money Disorders / Leonard Brazer, Ed.S., M.A., C.C.G.C. --
Treatment Adjuncts.
Responsibility: edited by April Lane Benson.

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