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In This Economic Crisis Are You Still a Shopaholic? Dr. April Lane Benson Can Help!

PHILADELPHIA, April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Do you use shopping as a quick fix for the blues? Do you often buy things you don't need and can't afford? Do your buying binges leave you feeling anxious or guilty? Is your shopping behavior hurting your relationships? Have you tried to stop shopping but have been unable to? If so you are not alone. Nearly 18 million Americans are problem shoppers, unable to break the buying habits that lead them into debt, damaged relationships, and depression. Join Jacqueline Foreman, host of Your Mental Health Talk Radio at as she interviews Dr. April Lane Benson about her book To Buy Or Not To Buy: Why We Overshop And How To Stop on Thursday, April 9, 2009 at 8 PM EDT/5 PM PDT. The show is one hour and callers are encouraged to call in with their questions for Dr. Benson at 347-838-9159.

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April Lane Benson, PhD, is a nationally known psychologist who specializes in the treatment of compulsive buying. She has appeared on Good Morning America, The Today Show, Fox News Weekend Live, CBS Evening News, ABC News Now, PBS evening news, and the BBC World Business Report. In addition, her insights on overshopping have been cited in The New York Times Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune, USA Today Weekend, and The Christian Science Monitor, as well as in Time, Money, Kiplinger Personal Finance, Simple Living, Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Harper's Bazaar, Redbook, Essence, Body + Soul, and Marie Claire.

She lives in New York City. Praise for April Lane Benson's previous work: "Dr. Benson has begun a much needed dialogue . . . a serious, comprehensive examination of the nature of compulsive or addictive shopping, spending, and buying, problems now astonishingly widespread, usually denied, and nearly always concealed."--Jerrold Mundis author of How to Get Out of Debt, Stay Out of Debt and Live Prosperously

"Benson's focus on this subject seems almost prescient. It is impossible to imagine any therapist who doesn't come across the problem of compulsive buying, and equally impossible to imagine most clinicians having any idea about how to handle it. Dr. Benson has courage to take on this much disparaged, yet central aspect of everyday life."--Ron Taffel, PhD, Director, Family and Couples Treatment Service, Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy

Your Mental Health Talk Radio is a program hosted by Jacqueline Foreman. It deals with mental health issues and illness as well as the stigmas attached to people who suffer from various forms of mental illness. The program also covers any topic that has to do with physical, spiritual and mental well-being. Your Mental Health Talk Radio covers topics as varied as divorce, saving a marriage, depression, anxiety as well as living your best life. This show is truly one of a kind, when coming up with guest and topic ideas, we are always thinking "outside of the box" because we want to help everyone who suffers from mental illness, physical illness, and chronic pain. Like many of her listeners, Ms. Foreman has suffered from depression, but her message is a message of hope; there is help for those who are hurting.

Contact: Jacqueline Foreman , 856-325-8722, 856-396-4071,

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