Kleptomania

The addiction of kleptomania

Definition


Kleptomania is an impulse control disorder characterized by a recurrent failure to resist stealing.

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Way to start/stop

Start: Steal almost everyday and non-stop


Stop: Try to change your thoughts about stealing, stop stealing, educate yourself about stealing, tell your friends and doctor to help you.

Symptoms

  • • Repeated theft of objects that are unnecessary for either personal use or monetary value.
  • • Increasing tension immediately before the theft.
  • • Pleasure or relief upon committing the theft.
  • • The theft is not motivated by anger or vengeance, and is not caused by a delusion or hallucination.