So Yes I am guilty the sensation of buying and leaving a store with a big bag full of goodies it is incomparable.
Retail therapy is shopping with the primary purpose of improving the buyer's mood or disposition. Often seen in people during periods of depression or transition, it is normally a short-lived habit. Items purchased during periods of retail therapy are sometimes referred to as "comfort buys".
In 2001, the European Union conducted a study finding that 33% of shoppers surveyed had "high level of addiction to rush or unnecessary consumption". This was causing debt problems for many with the problem being particularly bad in young Scottish people.
Do you have a compulsive shopping disorder? I do.