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Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie 41 (1999) 5, 299 - 303

Case report

'Uncontrolled buying'

J.H. van Noort, W.A. Nolen

Abnormal buying can be divided in uncontrolled and otherwise abnormal buying. The phenomenon of uncontrolled buying, its occurrence with other psychiatric disorders and personal traits and treatment are described with reference to a particular case. Uncontrolled buying as a separate nosological entity seems to be rare. With the exclusion of other psychopathology one can speak of an impulse control disorder nos.

keywords diagnosis, treatment, uncontrolled buying