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Kleptomania

Kleptomania (word of Greek origin) is an obsession with stealing.

A person with this disorder is compelled to steal things, generally things of little or no value, such as pens, decorative pins, or wall decorations. They are often unaware of performing the theft until some time later.

Where the obsession leads to sexual arousal, the term kleptophilia is used.


The information above is not intended for and should not be used as a substitute for the diagnosis and/or treatment by a licensed, qualified, health-care professional. This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It incorporates material originating from the Wikipedia article "Kleptomania".

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