Kleptomania: Intense urge to steal. Usually kleptomaniacs have a near relative who suffers from a substance abuse disorder.
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causes, and treatments of Kleptomania is available below.
Symptoms of Kleptomania
- Intense urge to steal
- Compulsive thieving
- Relief and gratification during theft
- Anxiety and tension prior to committing theft
- more symptoms...»
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Treatments for Kleptomania
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy, medication
- Kleptomania is considered an impulse control disorder and treatments include:
- Cognitive behavioural therapy
- Exposure and response prevention (ERP)
- more treatments...»
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- Mental Health (Adults): Home Testing
Wrongly Diagnosed with Kleptomania?
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Causes of Kleptomania
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Misdiagnosis and Kleptomania
Cluster of diseases with difficult diagnosis issues: There is a well-known list of
medical conditions that are all somewhat difficult to diagnose, and all can present
in a variety of different...read more »
Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who
had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness
because he suffered from sudden inability to speak.
This was initially misdiagnosed as a ...read more »
Alzheimer's disease over-diagnosed: The well-known disease of Alzheimer's disease
is often over-diagnosed.
Patients tend to assume that any memory loss or forgetulness symptom might be...read more »
Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for
a patient to show mental decline to dementia.
Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical...read more »
ADHD under-diagnosed in adults: Although the over-diagnoses of ADHD
in children is a well-known controversy, the reverse side related to adults.
Some adults can remain undiagnosed, and indeed the...read more »
Bipolar disorder misdiagosed as various conditions by primary physicians: Bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder)
often fails to be diagnosed correctly by primary care physicians....read more »
Eating disorders under-diagnosed in men: The typical patient with
an eating disorder is female.
The result is that men with eating disorders often fail to be diagnosed or
have a delayed diagnosis.
See misdiagnosis of eating disorders or ...read more »
Depression undiagnosed in teenagers: Serious bouts of depression can be
undiagnosed in teenagers.
The "normal" moodiness of teenagers can cause severe medical depression
to be overlooked.
See misdiagnosis of depression or ...read more »
Undiagnosed anxiety disorders related to depression: Patients with depression (see symptoms of depression)
may also have undiagnosed anxiety...read more »
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Definitions of Kleptomania:
An irresistible impulse to steal in the absence of any economic motive
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)
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