Did you mayhaps mean monomania?
- n. psychology An abnormal impulse to buy things, or a condition characterised by such impulses.
- From Ancient Greek ὤνιος ("for sale") + -mania, after German Oniomanie. (Wiktionary)
“The literature's first mention of compulsive buying was in the early 1900s by two of Freud's disciples, Eugene Bleuler and Emil Kraepelin, who coined the term oniomania - from the Greek root "onios," which means for sale - to refer to those obsessed with making purchases.”
“Compulsive buying was first identified in 1915 by a German doctor who called it "oniomania" for the Greek term "onios," which means "for sale.”
“Many of the actions that Cardella describes in detail are classic symptoms of oniomania.”
“But oniomania -- the clinical term for this behavior -- is no joke.”
“According to her lawyers, she is suffering from oniomania, a compulsive urge to shop.”
“Shopaholism, or oniomania, is the technical term for the compulsive desire to shop”
“But rather than see it as an indulgence that they can not afford, Walker believes that men are investing in themselves, adding that "good grooming" helps candidates stand out at job interviews. oniomania, is the technical term for the compulsive desire to shop, a condition first diagnosed in 1915, with sufferers often experiencing the highs and lows associated with addiction.”
“There are some, however, who wonder whether oniomania should, in fact, be included in the D.S.M., including Dr. Jack Drescher, a Manhattan psychiatrist and former president of the New York County chapter of the American Psychiatric Association.”
“There are some, however, who wonder whether oniomania should, in fact, be included in the DSM, including Jack Drescher, a Manhattan psychiatrist and former president of the New York County chapter of the American Psychiatric Association.”
“Rather it is hoped that the haecceity of this enchiridion of arcane and recondite sesquipedalian items will appeal to the oniomania of an eximious Gemeinschaft whose legerity and sophrosyne, whose Sprachgefühl and orexis will find more than fugacious fulfillment among its felicific pages. ”
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mental disorder; excessive craving
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