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What are the tests for kleptomania?

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Dr. Missid Ghanem
Clinical Psychology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Missid Ghanem
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