Manchester Evening News Media

There’s no denying that online shopping can be both convenient and satisfying.

But when you find yourself ordering unnecessary items on a daily basis, it can start to become a problem.

Now psychotherapists are calling for addiction to online shopping to be classed as a mental disorder in its own right, claiming that it has similarities to other addictions and compulsions.

A new study of 122 people seeking treatment for Buying-Shopping Disorder (BSD) has found that one third of people are reporting symptoms of active online purchasing.