Treatment for Brain-Injury Related Compulsive Buying May Hold Promise for Other Overshoppers

Compulsive buying can be uncontrollable, especially if it’s a result of brain injury that affects brain circuitry associated with impulse, desire, will, and restraint. According to Dr. Max Gomez in a recent CBS report, this connection was first made when a drug called Nuedexta, which is FDA approved to treat uncontrollable laughter or crying after a brain injury, was given to two women who suffered head trauma and then started buying compulsively. Both women reported an astonishing reduction in compulsive buying behaviors after taking the medication. Might this drug successfully treat compulsive buyers who haven’t suffered a brain injury?

To read the full article and what the two women had to say, click here.

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