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Pathological Stealing

Pathological Stealing Causes

The exact cause of this mental disorder is still unknown.

Pathological Stealing Definition

Pathological stealing otherwise known as the condition of kleptomania is an impulse control disorder characterized by the overpowering urge to steal items, usually of little value and not needed by the person afflicted.

Pathological Stealing Diagnosis

Pathological stealing is diagnosed when the afflicted is found to be exhibiting the symptoms, through physical and psychological evaluation.

Pathological Stealing Symptoms and Signs

Symptoms include the powerful urge to steal items not for personal gain, feeling gratified during the theft but feeling terrible guilt or shame after it.

Pathological Stealing Treatment

The treatment options for pathological stealing include medications and psychotherapy.

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