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Online shopping addiction should be recognized as a mental health condition according to experts

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Buying-shopping disorder (BSD) has been recognized as a problem for decades now, but experts are calling for it to be recognized as a mental health condition after the explosion in online shopping in recent years mean that one in 20 people are now affected by the problem. 

Dr Astrid Müller, a psychotherapist at Hannover Medical School in Germany, says that people obsessed with online shopping can end up hoarding purchases, getting into debt, damaging relationships and losing self-control because of their addiction.