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Dr. Sophie Duriez
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Kleptomania (Definition)

Kleptomania is a psychological disorder whereby the individual has an ...Read more


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What are the tests for kleptomania?

What are the tests for kleptomania?

Clinical assessment.: There's no laboratory test to diagnose kleptomania. Instead, it is diagnosed based on ur signs & symptoms. It is a type of impulse control disorder. In addition to asking qs about ur impulses & how they make u feel, ur dr. May review a list of situations to see if they trigger kleptomania episodes & have u fill out psychological questionnaires. Diagnostic criteria is spelled out in dsm4. ...Read more

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Should kleptomania suffers take something for it?

Stealing: This is a form of compulsive maladaptive behavior to feelings of loss deprivation and conflict. Cognitive behavioral treatment is best ssri if depressed. ...Read more

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What is a good cure for kleptomania?

Stealing: This is a form of compulsive maladaptive behavior to feelings of loss deprivation and conflict. Cognitive behavioral treatment is best ssri if depressed. ...Read more

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Is kleptomania a real mental illness?

Is kleptomania a real mental illness?

Yes.: Kleptomania is very different from a person stealing for monitary gain or stealing things that are necessary to live. In general, the items stolen are of little value either to the person or monitarily. Yet the person cannot resist the impulse to take them. ...Read more

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Is there a link between bulimia and kleptomania?

Is there a link between bulimia and kleptomania?

Impulse control: Possibly. Both could be seen as impulse control disorders, although bulimia is an eating disorder. Underlying is a sense of not having enough and needing more that is driven by dysregulation of impulse control. ...Read more

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Is there a link between insomnia and kleptomania?

Is there a link between insomnia and kleptomania?

None I know of: To my knowledge, there is no link at all between problems sleeping and a compulsion to steal things. The former is much more common than the latter, and possibly someone with kleptomania will have trouble sleeping because of guilt or fear of being caught. But insomnia definitely is not a cause of kelptmania. ...Read more

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What are the psychological factors behind kleptomania?

Kleptomania: Several. Older theories talk about unresolved or unmet dependency needs and yearning for a father figure. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of kleptomania and is there any way to prevent them?

Stealing: This is a form of compulsive maladaptive behavior to feelings of loss deprivation and conflict. Cognitive behavioral treatment is best. ...Read more

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What causes kleptomania?

Too complex: There probably is no one cause for this disorder. It appears to be psychological in nature which means the reason will be different for each person who has the disorder. ...Read more