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Is kleptomania something that comes from being taught bad habits?

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Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: It can be

That is a very common way for that to develop.

In brief: It can be

That is a very common way for that to develop.
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Dr. Brad Bobrin
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not really

Kleptomania is catagorgerized as an impulse control disorder. People with this disorder get increasinly anxious before the are to steal something and the stealing relieves the anxiety.
Many feel this is related to ocd. It can be helped with cognitive behavorial therapy and frequently ssri antidepressants.

In brief: Not really

Kleptomania is catagorgerized as an impulse control disorder. People with this disorder get increasinly anxious before the are to steal something and the stealing relieves the anxiety.
Many feel this is related to ocd. It can be helped with cognitive behavorial therapy and frequently ssri antidepressants.
Dr. Brad Bobrin
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Dr. K. Olson
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Kleptomania

Heightened impulsivity of this type could be caused by adhd, bipolar illness, defiance (oppositional defiant), chronic sleep deprivation, anxiety or to sustain substance addiction.
Sometimes children steal because of lack of food at home or poverty, occasionally by instruction by a parent.

In brief: Kleptomania

Heightened impulsivity of this type could be caused by adhd, bipolar illness, defiance (oppositional defiant), chronic sleep deprivation, anxiety or to sustain substance addiction.
Sometimes children steal because of lack of food at home or poverty, occasionally by instruction by a parent.
Dr. K. Olson
Dr. K. Olson
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