The COVID-19 pandemic has affected us in myriad ways, including the experience of going to a grocery store and finding that toilet paper isn't available.


So what prompts us to stock up on basic supplies like toilet paper to such an extent? Is it related to hoarding? 


These and other questions about panic buying are answered in a Psychology Today blog post by addictions counselor Dalanna Burris, MS, MS, LCDC, and research assistant Cameron Johnson.