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Kleptomania Symptoms

Kleptomania symptoms include:

Recurrent failure to resist impulses to steal objects that are not needed for personal use or for their monetary value.

Increasing sense of tension immediately before committing the theft.

Pleasure, gratification, or relief at the time of committing the theft.

The stealing is not committed to express anger or vengeance and is not in response to a delusion or a hallucination.


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APA Reference
Grohol, J. (2019). Kleptomania Symptoms. Psych Central. Retrieved on March 30, 2020, from https://psychcentral.com/disorders/kleptomania-symptoms/
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Last updated: 11 Oct 2019 (Originally: 17 May 2016)
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