2. A compulsive buying disorder (CBD) or a spending spree: Oniomania is characterized by an obsession with a shopping and buying behavior that causes adverse consequences.
Oniomania is not limited to people who spend beyond their means; it also involves people who spend an abnormal amount of time shopping or who chronically think about buying things but never actually purchase them.
The consequences of oniomania can be devastating with marriages, long-term relationships, and jobs.
The resulting stress caused by oniomanias can lead to physical health and mental problems and ruined relationships, or even suicide.