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The Hidden Costs of Online Shopping

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Hosts Patricia Wu, Jessica Reyes, and guest psychiatrist Dr. Dan Bober discuss the complexities of online shopping.

The Paradox of Choice

Online shopping offers endless options, leading to decision fatigue and heightened anxiety, especially for those already dealing with mental health challenges.

The Temporary High of Impulse Buys

The dopamine rush from making a purchase offers a fleeting sense of relief, which can be particularly hard to resist for individuals struggling with anxiety or depression.

Strategies for Mindful Shopping

Unsaving credit card information and implementing a waiting period before purchasing non-essentials are suggested methods to combat the impulse to buy and mitigate the negative impacts of online retail therapy.

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