Kleptomania

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Kleptomania

Definition:

Kleptomania is the recurrent inability to resist urges to steal items that you generally don’t really need and that usually have little value. [1]

There aren’t any perfect synonyms for "kleptomania" that capture the full clinical meaning. Here’s why:

  • General terms for stealing: Words like "thief" or "shoplifter" don’t consider the uncontrollable urges and lack of personal gain in kleptomania.
  • Informal terms: "Klepto" is a casual term for someone with kleptomania, but lacks the precision of the full diagnosis.

However, depending on the context, you might consider:

  • Compulsive Stealing: This conveys the repetitive, uncontrollable nature, but isn’t a formal diagnosis.

Focus on specific aspects:

  • Impulse-control disorder: Highlights the broader category kleptomania falls under.
  • Pathological Stealing: Emphasizes the abnormal and potentially harmful nature of the stealing behavior.

Remember:

  • When referring to the diagnosed condition, "kleptomania" remains the most accurate term.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Kleptomania is the recurrent inability to resist urges to steal items that you generally don’t really need and that usually have little value.

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  • Inability to resist powerful urges to steal items that you don’t need
  • Feeling increased tension, anxiety or arousal just before theft
  • Feel pleasure, relief or gratification while stealing
  • Feeling terrible guilt, remorse, self-loathing, shame or fear of arrest after the theft
  • Return of the urges and a repetition of the kleptomania cycle
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