All who cannot overcome compulsive attraction to purchases can breathe freely. Scientists at the University of Minnesota discovered that shopaholism can cure a cure for Alzheimer's disease.
Known as lematin, this medicine works as a neuromodulator and slows down the process of destruction of nerve cells, it helps to improve memory in Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, improves concentration, attention, and can also relieve symptoms of depression.
Nine of middle-aged Americans volunteered to participate in the experiment, each of them suffered from shopaholism, which led to stress and constant financial crises of their budget. The average earnings of participants in the experiment was equal to 62000 dollars a year, and spent in the shops, they more than 61 percent of payroll, spending a week in clothing stores and other things no less than 38 hours, almost weekly shift.
It turned out that after a course of medication, participants have less time to spend in the shops, spend less money, and obsessional symptoms are not as obvious. On average dependence on purchases is reduced by half, let the shopaholics almost full opportunity of existence without feeling the constant desire to buy something.
"Patients have not shown any side effects, but they were two times less time to spend in the shops," said discovery scientists.
From shopaholism affects about 6 percent of the population, to test yourself on this disease is simple, just ask yourself some questions: how often do you buy new things, which they never use, whether you buy things in dollars, as well as visits there any stores in the season of sales, if you don't need. If you answered Yes to the last questions, you shopoholic.