Shopping Addiction Means a Closet Full of Regrets

11:07 PM, May 6, 2013   |    comments
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From deciding what to eat for breakfast to which channel to watch tonight, we make dozens of little decisions every single day.

If you don't exercise restraint when you shop, it could turn into a closet full of regrets.

Studies show more than 17 million Americans are compulsive shoppers or spenders. The average American has more than $10,000 in credit card debt from unnecessary purchases. And the study says it's just about split between men and women.

"It's a form of obsessive compulsive disorder and people start collecting things," Dr. Andy Farah from High Point Regional said. "When that gets extreme, we have hoarders."

On the far end, you have Buzz Bissinger, the Pulitzer Prize winning author of Friday Night Lights. He recently wrote a personal confession about his addiction in GQ Magazine. Just between 2010 and 2012, he says he spent more than $587,000 on flashy, designer clothes.

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