Are you or someone you know a shopaholic? Then you're probably a narcissist.
Psychoanalyst/psychiatrist Arnold Goldberg explains those who feel the need to shop til they drop "have disturbances in their self-esteem regulation" and "often exhibit what we call narcissistic personalities; they are very grandiose, they show off, they’re very self involved".
Goldberg recalled one of his patients who went on frequent shopping binges. He said:
"My patient who did periodic shopping would spend incredible amounts of money, go deep into debt, and said she’d be pulled into a Gucci or a Prada store and would go into something like a dissociated state … and find herself buying, buying, buying; afterwards feel, 'What in the world happened to me'?"
So what's the cure?
Like any other addiction, there's behavioral treatment therapy and groups like Shopaholics Anonymous.
On Tuesday, Lamar Odom was found unconscious at Love Ranch South in Pahrump, Nevada. Insiders say the NBAstar had been at the legal brothel since Saturday.
The business' owner, Dennis Hof, said a woman discovered the 35-year-old in his room. He said that when she turned the athlete on his side, there was "mucus-type liquid coming out of his nose and mouth."
The manager supposedly dialed emergency services, and first responders rushed him to a nearby hospital.
The doctors reportedly inserted a tube into his trachea, implying that the basketball player was unable to breathe when he arrived at the facility.
An insider claims Lamar was taking an herbal substitute for Viagra while at Love Ranch South. But the source says he is currently fighting for his life, adding:
"It doesn't look good."
According to reports, Khloé Kardashian's ex is being airlifted to Las Vegas to receive more treatment.
Our hearts are with Lamar and everyone affected by this scary situation. Our thoughts are with the sports star and we're hoping he is able to pull through.