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What things make kleptomania more likely?

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Dr. Robert Thilo
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Kleptomania

Kleptomania is is an irresistible urge to steal items of trivial value.
Causes are unknown for this complex disorder, head injury may precipitate symptoms however most cases stem from a history of poor parenting, relationship conflicts, or acute stressors—abrupt occurrences that cause stress. There may be associated personality disorder or mood disorder that can be treated.

In brief: Kleptomania

Kleptomania is is an irresistible urge to steal items of trivial value.
Causes are unknown for this complex disorder, head injury may precipitate symptoms however most cases stem from a history of poor parenting, relationship conflicts, or acute stressors—abrupt occurrences that cause stress. There may be associated personality disorder or mood disorder that can be treated.
Dr. Robert Thilo
Dr. Robert Thilo
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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Several things

Make kleptomania more likely.
A family history of kleptomania, having another mental illness such as bipolar, depression or anxiety disorder, being female, and a history of head trauma all make kleptomania more likely.

In brief: Several things

Make kleptomania more likely.
A family history of kleptomania, having another mental illness such as bipolar, depression or anxiety disorder, being female, and a history of head trauma all make kleptomania more likely.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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