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Kleptomaniac vs. Kleptomania

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Kleptomaniacnoun

One who steals compulsively.

Kleptomanianoun

(psychology) A psychological disorder that causes an uncontrollable obsession with stealing without economic or material need.

Kleptomaniacnoun

A person affected with kleptomania.

Kleptomanianoun

A propensity to steal, claimed to be irresistible. This does not constitute legal irresponsibility.

Kleptomaniacnoun

someone with an irrational urge to steal in the absence of an economic motive

Kleptomanianoun

an irresistible impulse to steal in the absence of any economic motive

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Kleptomania

Kleptomania is the inability to resist the urge to steal items, usually for reasons other than personal use or financial gain. First described in 1816, kleptomania is classified in psychiatry as an impulse control disorder.

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