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Could there be a psychological reason for my kleptomania?

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Dr. Kathryn Seifert
Clinical Psychology 26 years experience
Yes: Keptomania means you cannot stop yourself from stealing. It is a psychological disorder and seems to have some characteristics similar to obsessive compulsive disorder. It is often treated with both therapy and medication. Many people fail to seek treatment because of their shame about it, but treatment is something that can really help decrease or eliinate the behavior.

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