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Kleptomania
January 24, 2011
12:17 pm
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dandelionsx
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I remember way back in high school that I had a school mate who was a known kleptomaniac. Things would be lost and they would be found in his locker. He was first called a thief, until our guidance counselor put him into therapy for kleptomania.

It was sad for him, though. He seemed like he cannot help himself. In fact, he didn't really get anything from the things he stole. It was all in his locker. He didn't use it, or sell it.

I wish I could have talked to him back then. I don't know if it would make a difference, but at least he knows that not everybody in school hates him.

January 24, 2011
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You know the sad thing with kleptomania is that it has been found that there are another class of people who are addicted to shoplifting.  They are not necessarily kleptomaniacs but they are compelled to steal.  Unlike kleptomaniacs, shoplifting addicts plan their theft, while kleptomaniacs do not plan it!

January 25, 2011
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I really know nothing about this at all.  Is there a cause for kleptomania?  All I know is what I see in TV or movies, or in the news maybe, and I don't hold any of that to be knowledgeable.

January 25, 2011
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There is a physiological cause for kleptomania... as it has been found that some kleptomaniacs become so after a traumatic brain injury.  Some people who suffer from carbon monoxide poisoning also become kleptomaniacs.

January 25, 2011
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Right.  Kleptomaniacs are those people who steal not for necessity or personal gain. This is the primary condition to classify it as kleptomania.  But how do you deal with it???

January 25, 2011
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A lot of psychotherapies have been suggested to deal with this. It really depends on what works for the person involved. For some who have dysfunctional families, family therapy also helped them.

There are also drugs that can help people with this condition.

December 5, 2013
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Edward Fruitman
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You should also stay away from him since a man is known by the company he keeps.

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