Excessive Spending

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Charles Carlson

Charles Carlson, DO, MS (Psychiatry)

Dr. Carlson graduated from Touro University in Nevada with a degree in osteopathic medicine. He then trained as a resident in Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals where he was also a chief resident and completed a fellowship in Public and Community Psychiatry. After training, he started practicing in | Addiction Psychiatry at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs where he also teaches Psychiatry residents.

Yu Shirai

Yu Shirai, MD (Psychiatry)

Dr. Shirai works at the Yotsuya Yui Clinic for mental health treatment for English and Portuguese-speaking patients. He treats a wide range of patients from neurodevelopmental disorders to dementia in children and participates in knowledge sharing through the Diversity Clinic.

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Content updated on Jan 4, 2023

About the symptom

Excessive spending is spending money in excess to ones budget or in a manner that is not responsible and could cause financial harm. It could be a symptom of bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, or substance abuse.

When to see a doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Suicidal thought

  • Easy fatiguability

  • Recent weight loss

  • Decrease in sleeping desire

Possible causes

  • Bipolar disorder

    A psychological disorder characterized by extreme mood swings. The exact cause is unclear, though genetic and environmental factors play a role.

Questions your doctor may ask about this symptom

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom

  • Do you spend money excessively or extravagantly?

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Reviewed By:

Charles Carlson

Charles Carlson, DO, MS (Psychiatry)

Dr. Carlson graduated from Touro University in Nevada with a degree in osteopathic medicine. He then trained as a resident in Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals where he was also a chief resident and completed a fellowship in Public and Community Psychiatry. After training, he started practicing in | Addiction Psychiatry at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs where he also teaches Psychiatry residents.

Yu Shirai

Yu Shirai, MD (Psychiatry)

Dr. Shirai works at the Yotsuya Yui Clinic for mental health treatment for English and Portuguese-speaking patients. He treats a wide range of patients from neurodevelopmental disorders to dementia in children and participates in knowledge sharing through the Diversity Clinic.

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