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Kleptomania: Introduction

Kleptomania: Intense urge to steal. Usually kleptomaniacs have a near relative who suffers from a substance abuse disorder. More detailed information about the symptoms, 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...»

Treatments for Kleptomania

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy, medication
  • Kleptomania is considered an impulse control disorder and treatments include:
    • Psychotherapy
      • Cognitive behavioural therapy
      • Exposure and response prevention (ERP)
  • more treatments...»

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Kleptomania: Related Patient Stories

Kleptomania: Deaths

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Causes of Kleptomania

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Disease Topics Related To Kleptomania

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Kleptomania: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Kleptomania

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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 more »

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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 more »

Undiagnosed anxiety disorders related to depression: Patients with depression (see symptoms of depression) may also have undiagnosed anxiety disorders (see symptoms of anxiety disorders). Failure more »

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Hospitals & Clinics: Kleptomania

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Kleptomania: Rare Types

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Statistics for Kleptomania

Kleptomania: Broader Related Topics

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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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