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I want to know my options for treating kleptomania?

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Dr. Brandon Riesenmy
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Impulsivity: This condition may be a form of obsessive compulsive disorder, or an impulse control problem. Various treatment options are available and include counseling and/ or meds. Meds that may help include ssri's like Prozac and celexa, often at relativly high doses. Ocd meds such as Anafranil and Luvox (fluvoxamine) can be used. Sometimes beta blockers are used. Examples of the latter include propanolol and atenolol.
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
See below: I know of no specific treatment but f/u with a counselor experienced in impulse control issues is a start. Meds that help impulsiveness may have a role but are largely not looked at for this specific indication or process addictions in general.

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