Shopping Can Be Therapeutic

Shopping Can Be Therapeutic

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(KSL News) -- Husbands often hear their wives say, "I need a little retail therapy." Well men, it's not a lie. More research shows shopping can activate parts of the brain involved in mood.

A growing body of evidence finds the shopping experience releases chemicals in the brain that create a "high." Shoppers often experience the high when window shopping or when they find a great bargain.

Some shoppers find the experience therapeutic, but it can easily get out of hand and turn into an addiction.

The most recent research comes from Indiana University.

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