yearning for self-fulfilment, but instead of looking for it on the inside they
look at external materialistic objects to fill the void.”
money on, no matter how big or small the price of the item.
answer the following questions:
»?Do you go shopping
impulsively when in a bad mood?
arousal urging you to shop?
relief or get pleasure while spending money?
you originally wanted to?
you can afford to pay, leaving you under frequent financial strain?
purchasing the items?
of having something even when you don’t need it or will never use it?
kept in your home unpacked or hidden from the rest of the family or
your spouse, family or friends over lying about your shopping habits?
cards, credit cards, loans or overdrafts that you have exhausted from
If you answered “yes” to three or more of the above questions, you
should consider seeking professional help.
confirm if it is impulsive control disorder. This situation could be the result
of a combination of other disorders such as depression.
toll-free number 0800-70-80-90 or on 011-262-6396 between 8am and 8pm.
or visit the website www.sadag.co.za for more information.