Compulsive Buying: Clinical Foundations and Treatment

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Astrid Müller, James E. Mitchell
Taylor & Francis, Oct 26, 2010 - Psychology - 306 pages

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.

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About the author (2010)

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.

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