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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.

Kleptomania Symptoms


Steve Bressert, Ph.D.

Steve Bressert, Ph.D. is an author and retired as a professional in clinical practice. He has been writing about psychology and mental health issues since 1998.

APA Reference
Bressert, S. (2018). Kleptomania Symptoms. Psych Central. Retrieved on June 16, 2019, from https://psychcentral.com/disorders/kleptomania-symptoms/
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Last updated: 8 Sep 2018
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