Kleptomania Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

What Is Kleptomania?

Kleptomania, classified as an impulse control disorder, is the recurrent failure to resist urges to steal items and is done for reasons other than personal use or financial gain.

If left untreated, kleptomania can cause emotional pain to the individual and his/her loved ones.

Causes Of Kleptomania:

The definite cause of kleptomania is yet unknown.

However, some explanations have been proposed.  Kleptomania may be:

Risk Factors Of Kleptomania:

The following risk factors increase the probability of developing kleptomania:

Having family members who suffer from either kleptomania, OCD or substance abuse may increase risk of developing kleptomania.

Women are more prone to kleptomania than men.

People suffering from other mental illness, for instance eating disorders, anxiety, personality disorder, are at a higher risk of developing kleptomania.

People who’ve experienced a head trauma may develop kleptomania.

Symptoms Of Kleptomania:

Some common features of kleptomania include the following:

Diagnosis Of Kleptomania:

Kleptomania is diagnosed by looking for presence of signs and symptoms.

Moreover, individuals are required to meet a criteria set by DSM.

The criteria include the following points:

Treatment Of Kleptomania:

Treatment for kleptomania can be divided into two categories.

By : Natural Health News

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