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Written by: Editorial Staff.

Are You a Compulsive Shopper

Think you or a loved one may have a shopping addiction? Find out your level of compulsive shopping behavior with the free online Treatment4Addiction self assessment test. Take the following self-help quiz to find if you may be exhibiting the common symptoms of a serious shopping problem. This test is only for informational purposes and should be not used as a substitute for a professional evaluation.

Self Assessment Test:
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1. Do you experience an artificial euphoria when going on a shopping spree?
2. When you are lonesome, restless, upset, disheartened, or irritated, do you go on shopping binges?
3. Do your shopping habits adversely effect interactions that you have with those closest to you?
4. Do you ever sense that something outside of your influence urges you to shop?
5. Do you make a point of concealing the items that you buy and your shopping behaviors from those closest to you?
6. Do you find yourself avoiding your mailbox or telephone because you want to avoid the result of the money you spent shopping?
7. Are there times where you feel obliged to purchase an item even though it is not essential and you cannot manage to pay for it?
8. Have you attempted to stop your excessive shopping habits and been incapable?
9. Following a shopping spree, do you experience shame, remorse, or apprehension?
10. Have you noticed that you are employing the use of additional credit (credit cards, increased limits, loans, etc) to finance your shopping habits when you really shouldn�t be?
11. Have your shopping habits hindered your professional life?
12. Is it common for you to engage in buying binges?
13. Have you undergone financial troubles recently due to your shopping habits?
14. Have you noticed that you are using excessive time and money on shopping, but don�t necessarily want to?
15. Have you ever had issues with your financial institution or legal authorities as a result of your shopping habits?
This test is only for informational purposes and should not be used as a substitute for a professional evaluation.

If you scored 0 on the test

Possibility of Shopping Addiction: Not Likely

Continue to focus on a healthy lifestyle as well as prudent shopping decisions.

Based on the results of the self-assessment, there is currently no concern that you suffer from an addiction to shopping. If you are still not sure about a possible shopping addiction, we recommend that you take a few moments and browse through the materials provided on www.treatmenddiction.org to learn more about what could be a troublesome addiction. It may also be a good idea to contact a professional that can help diagnose and treat shopping-related addictions.

It is quite possible to curtail or control those shopping habits that cause difficulty in your life. Many times you can obtain help from close friends and family, specialized support groups, or professionals trained to treat these very powerful habits. A large majority of people that repeatedly attempt to combat shopping tendencies are able to better control them with continued effort. You first need to decide whether you think your shopping habits are a problem and if there are, whether you are ready to seek professional help.If you scored 1-4 on the test

Possibility of Shopping Addiction: Minimal

We suggest that, at this point, you begin to observe and examine if your shopping habits are having an adverse effect on your life, your financial situation, and on those you are closest to.

Based on the answers that you provided in the assessment, there is a minimal possibility that you may be participating in extreme and addicting shopping behaviors. In the future, these habits could turn into a more serious concern, but based on the answers that you provided, the extent of your problem is not clear. If you are still not sure about possible addictions, we recommend that you take a few moments and browse through the materials provided on www.treatmenddiction.org to learn more about what could be troublesome addictions. It may also be wise to meet with a trusted shopping addiction professional to become better educated about how best to avoid these types of behaviors. Keep in mind that it is quite possible that we may have failed to touch on a certain area regarding shopping addiction as this test is not all-encompassing, therefore, you may want to seek out more information.

It is quite possible to curtail or control those shopping habits that cause difficulty in your life. Many times you can obtain help from close friends and family, specialized support groups, or professionals trained to treat these very powerful habits. A large majority of people that repeatedly attempt to combat their buying tendencies are able to better control them with continued effort. You first need to decide whether you think your shopping habits are a problem and if there are, whether you are ready to seek professional help.If you scored 5-9 on the test

Possibility of Shopping Addiction: Modest

We suggest that, at this point, you begin to observe and examine if your shopping habits are having an adverse effect on your life, your financial situation, and on those you are closest to. Additionally, begin to research the advantages of overcoming your damaging shopping habits and how to learn to manage these habits.

Based on the answers that you provided in the assessment, there is a modest possibility that you may be participating in extreme and addicting shopping behaviors. In the future, these habits could turn into a more serious concern, but based on the answers that you provided, the extent of your problem is not clear. If you are still not sure about possible addictions, we recommend that you take a few moments and browse through the materials provided on www.treatmenddiction.org to learn more about what could be troublesome addictions. It may also be wise to meet with a trusted shopping addiction professional to become better educated about how best to avoid these types of behaviors. Keep in mind that it is quite possible that we may have failed to touch on a certain area regarding shopping addiction as this test is not all-encompassing, therefore, you may want to seek out more information.

It is quite possible to curtail or control those shopping habits that cause difficulty in your life. Many times you can obtain help from close friends and family, specialized support groups, or professionals trained to treat these very powerful habits. A large majority of people that repeatedly attempt to combat their buying tendencies are able to better control them with continued effort. You first need to decide whether you think your shopping habits are a problem and if they are, whether you are ready to seek professional help.If you scored 10 or above on the test

Possibility of Shopping Addiction: Alarming

We suggest that, at this point, you begin to observe and examine if your shopping habits are having an adverse effect on your life, your financial situation, and on those you are closest to. Additionally, begin to research the advantages of overcoming your damaging shopping habits and how to learn to manage these habits.

Based on the answers that you provided in the assessment, there is an alarming possibility that you may be participating in extreme and addicting shopping behaviors. In the future, these habits could turn into a more serious concern, but based on the answers that you provided, the extent of your problem is not clear. If you are still not sure about possible addictions, we recommend that you take a few moments and browse through the materials provided on www.treatmenddiction.org to learn more about what could be troublesome addictions. It may also be wise to meet with a trusted shopping addiction professional to become better educated about how best to avoid these types of behaviors. Keep in mind that it is quite possible that we may have failed to touch on a certain area regarding shopping addiction as this test is not all-encompassing, therefore, you may want to seek out more information.

It is quite possible to curtail or control those shopping habits that cause difficulty in your life. Many times you can obtain help from close friends and family, specialized support groups, or professionals trained to treat these very powerful habits. A large majority of people that repeatedly attempt to combat their buying tendencies are able to better control them with continued effort. You first need to decide whether you think your shopping habits are a problem and if they are, whether you are ready to seek professional help.