Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide

Kleptomania

Julia N. Riddle, , Paul Nestadt, M.D., Gerald Nestadt, M.D.
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DEFINITION

An uncommon disorder characterized by an inability to resist the urge to steal objects not needed for personal use or for their monetary value

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Last updated: December 9, 2014