Kleptomania-A recurrent urge to steal, typically without regard for need or profit. The term kleptomania was derived from the Greek words κλέπτω (klepto) “to steal” and μανία (mania) “mad desire, compulsion”. Its meaning roughly corresponds to “compulsion to steal” or “compulsive stealing” The profile of the basic kind of person who suffers from kleptomania is that of somebody who has had a chaotic upbringing. When Ann gets home, she’s ashamed, haunted by her moment of kleptomania. People with kleptomania often have another psychiatric disorder, often a mood disorder such as depression and anxiety. ]]>

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