sábado, 13 de septiembre de 2014


Clutter and Depression

Clutter and Depression

Does clutter cause depression? Does depression cause clutter? At any given moment during a high-clutter period in my household, I may argue the validity of both of these scenarios. Clutter has a special way of inspiring stress and frustration, which, more often than not, abets the inability to combat the mess. It becomes circular–which came first, the chicken or the egg? In the end, it seems to snowball into a tangled mess of tension and depression and it’s hard to tell what’s causing what.
Chronic disorganization is not a medical diagnosis, nor is it a generally specified symptom of depression–but ask just about anyone who suffers from clutter if they feel there is some type of link, and I bet 99 percent will say yes.
According to an article in The New York Times, excessive clutter and disorganization are often symptoms of a bigger health problem. People who have suffered an emotional trauma or a brain injury often find housecleaning an insurmountable task. Attention deficit disorder, depression, chronic pain and grief can prevent people from getting organized or lead to a buildup of clutter. At its most extreme, chronic disorganization is called hoarding, a condition many experts believe is a mental illness in its own right, although psychiatrists have yet to formally recognize it.
Compulsive hoarding is defined, in part, by clutter that so overtakes living, dining and sleeping spaces that it harms the person’s quality of life. A compulsive hoarder finds it impossible, even painful, to part with possessions. It’s not clear how many people suffer from compulsive hoarding, but estimates start at about 1.5 million Americans, according to The Times.

Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/clutter-and-depression.html#ixzz3DDAcltTL

Inside the Mind of a SHOPAHOLIC

Inside the Mind of a Shopaholic

The Personality of the Compulsive Shopaholic

The Shopaholic Seeks Approval From Others

The shopping addict, or shopaholic personality has been found to be more agreeable than non shopaholic research subjects, meaning they are kindhearted, sympathetic, and not rude to others. Often lonely and isolated, the shopping experience provides the shopaholic with positive interactions with salespeople, and the hope that what they have bought will improve their relationships with others. Shopaholics also have a tendency to be easily influenced by others.
The good news if you are a shopaholic is that a having a kind, agreeable disposition will make it easier for your to establish a good therapeutic relationship if you seek treatment for your addiction, and may predispose you to follow the advice of your therapist, and to be influenced by the positive encouragement of others in group therapy.

The Shopaholic Has Low Self Esteem

Low self esteem is one of the most commonly found characteristics in studies of the shopaholic personality. Shopping is a ways of trying to improve self esteem, particularly when the desired object is associated with an image of what the shopper wants to be. But low self esteem can also be a consequence of shopping addiction, particularly as debt can intensify feelings of inadequacy and worthlessness.
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The good news is that with deeper self-reflection, perhaps with the help of a therapist, you will realize there is much to truly value about yourself, such as your kindly disposition, mentioned above.

The Shopaholic Has Emotional Problems

As well as a general tendency for emotional instability, or mood swings, studies have also found that shopping addicts often suffer from anxiety and depression. Shopping is often used as a way of lifting the spirits, even temporarily.
The good news is that both anxiety and depression can be treated with psychological therapies and medication if necessary. These treatments are much more effective than the short-lived thrill of buying.

The Shopaholic Has Difficulty Controlling Impulses

Impulses are natural -- a sudden, intense urge to do something grips you, and you feel the need to act. Most people find it fairly easy to control their impulses, and learn to do so during childhood. Shopaholics, on the other hand, find impulses, particularly impulses that involve buying something, both overwhelming and irresistible.
The good news is that you can gain control over your impulse to spend, particularly if you deal with the other underlying problems.

The Shopaholic Indulges In Fantasy

The ability to fantasize is stronger in shopoholics than it usually is in other people. There are several ways that fantasies can reinforce the tendency to buy too much. The shopaholic can fantasize about the thrill of shopping while engaged in other activities; they can imagine all the positive consequences of buying the desired object; and they can escape into a fantasy world to escape the harsh realities of life.
The good news for shopaholics is that having a strong capacity for imagination can be extremely beneficial during addictions treatment, and can be helpful in developing skills which will help you overcome your addiction, such as relaxation training.

The Shopaholic Is Materialistic

Research shows that shopoholics are more materialistic than other buyers, but there is a complexity to their love of material possessions. They are surprizingly uninterested in owning things, and are actually less driven to acquire material possessions than other buyers, which explains why shopaholics buy things they don't need or use.
So how are they more materialistic? Well, there are two other dimensions to materialism, envy and non-generousity, and these are the weaknesses of the shopaholic. They are much more envious and much less generous than others. This is surprizing, given the fact that gifts are a common purchase of shopaholics, but this seems to be an attempt to "buy" love, and increase social status, rather than a genuine act of generousity.
The good news is that by increasing your self esteem, and your ability to connect with others in a genuine way, you will lose your belief that affection and admiration can be bought.
In discovering what you really have to offer, you will no longer feel the need to hide behind an image promoted by advertizing. You can become yourself, and live within your means.

Sources: Lejoyeux, M.D., Ph.D., M., Ades, M.D., J., Tassain, Ph.D., V. & Solomon, Ph.D., J. "Phenomenology and psychopathology of uncontrolled buying." Am J Psychiatry, 153:1524-1529. 1996. Mowen, J. & Spears, N. "Understanding compulsive buying among college students: A hierarchical approach." Journal of Consumer Psychology, 8:407-430. 1999. O'Guinn, T. & Faber, R. "Compulsive buying: A phenomenological exploration." Journal of Consumer Research, 16:147-157. 1989.


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