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Link Insomnia 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Kleptomania: There is no known medical cause of kleptomania. It is a psychiatric disorder categorized among the impulse control disorders. The release of dopamine, the reward neurotransmitter, gives a "high", when people steal and/or engage in other risky behaviors such as gambling. There might be some genetic component involved. Brain injury may sometimes suspected as a possible trigger for kleptomania. ...Read more
Stealing : Kleptomania is a psychological disorder whereby the individual has an irresistible urge to steal. ...Read more
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
Kleptomania: Several. Older theories talk about unresolved or unmet dependency needs and yearning for a father figure. ...Read more
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