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Diagnostic Criteria for Compulsive Buying

Purpose:

To evaluate a person for compulsive buying using the criteria of McElroy et al.

Specialty:

Psychiatry

Objective:

criteria for diagnosis

ICD-10:

F42.8, F63.8

Description:

McElroy et al developed diagnostic criteria for compulsive buying. This can help identify persons for whom buying is a compulsive or addictive behavior. The authors are from the University of Cincinnati, McClean Hospital (Belmont, Mass) and Harvard Medical School.

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