TO THE EDITOR: We read with interest the article on uncontrolled buying by Michel Lejoyeux, M.D., Ph.D., and colleagues (1). They review a topic of growing importance but failed to note our previous work in the area (2). In a group of 46 persons with compulsive buying, we found substantial comorbidity (mood, anxiety, substance use, and impulse control disorders). Over one-half met criteria for a personality disorder, but a special personality profile as suggested by Lejoyeux et al. was not found. We believe that "primary" uncontrolled buyers (i.e., without comorbidity) must be rare.