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.
extreme materialism which is the impetus for accumulating wealth and for overconsumption of goods; also, feelings of guilt and isolation from the dysfunctional pursuit of wealth and goods
Affluenza is the social disease caused by consumerism, commercialism, and rampant materialism and its antidote is simple living.