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Feb 17

Kleptomania

Kleptomania is a complex disorder characterized by repeated, failed attempts to stop stealing.

It is often seen in patients who are chemically dependent or who have a coexisting mood, anxiety, or eating disorder.

People with this disorder have an overwhelming urge to steal and get a thrill from doing so.

The recurrent act of stealing may be restricted to specific objects and settings. People with this disorder usually exhibit guilt after the theft.

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