- the negative psychological or behavioral effects of having or pursuing wealth, as irresponsible acts and feelings of self-doubt or guilt.
- excessive materialism or desire for wealth, associated with negative effects: workaholics afflicted with affluenza.
Origin of affluenza
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Contemporary Examples of affluenza
The term Affluenza caused a national gag reflex—and as a doctor I can assure you that, no, Affluenza is not a real affliction.
Affluenza is not found in our diagnostic categories of mental illness and it is not even a construct that makes sense.
Affluenza is touted as a disease that seems able to remove all accountability.
- the guilt or lack of motivation experienced by people who have made or inherited large amounts of moneyAlso called: sudden-wealth syndrome