Rooted in research and clinical practice, Compulsive Buying examines the drive that compels people to compulsively purchase and hoard their acquisitions. The authors and contributors cover the entire scope of this behavior and discuss what clinicians need to know in order to better understand and treat their clients. Among the key subjects examined are case reports, correct diagnosis, assessment and instruments, comorbidity, treatment, research, and directions for future research. The book ends with a useful guide for therapists, which includes data and research; and a treatment manual, which includes questionnaires and exercises for clinician and client alike.
Table of Contents
Part I: Clinical Foundations. Faber, Diagnosis and Epidemiology of Compulsive Buying. Ertelt, Marino, Muller, Etiology of Compulsive Buying. Black, Assessment of Compulsive Buying. Ridgway, Kukar-Kinney, Monroe, The Measurement of Compulsive Buying and its Application to Internet Buyers. Raab, The Neural Basis of Compulsive Buying. de Zwaan, Psychiatric Comorbidity and Compulsive Buying. Claes, Muller, Personality and Compulsive Buying Disorder. Muller, Frost, Hoarding and Compulsive Buying. Part II: Treatment. Steffen, Mitchell, Overview of Treatment for Compulsive Buying. Benson, Peterson, Ertelt, Arikian, Case Examples. Mitchell, Therapist's Guide to the Treatment Manual. Mitchell, Compulsive Buying Disorder Group Treatment Manual.
Astrid Muller, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in the Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy in Germany.
James E. Mitchell, MD, is a professor, Chair of Clinical Neuroscience, and President of the Neuropsychiatric Research Institute at the University of North Dakota, USA.