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Does kleptomania occur more in children or in adults?

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Dr. William Holmes
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Adults

It is more common for children to take things, but the full blown diagnosis of kleptomania is more common in adults.

In brief: Adults

It is more common for children to take things, but the full blown diagnosis of kleptomania is more common in adults.
Dr. William Holmes
Dr. William Holmes
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not really

Children are more likely to have "sticky fingers" than adults, but it's done mostly out of impulsivity or lack of social development.
Adults have a more serious problem when they shoplift. These adults need medical help. So children are more commonly taking stuff that isn't theirs, but adults have a larger problem.

In brief: Not really

Children are more likely to have "sticky fingers" than adults, but it's done mostly out of impulsivity or lack of social development.
Adults have a more serious problem when they shoplift. These adults need medical help. So children are more commonly taking stuff that isn't theirs, but adults have a larger problem.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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