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  • Naltrexone treatment of kleptomania: a case report. [Case Reports]
    Turk Psikiyatri Derg 2012; 23(4):284-6Çetinay Aydın P, Belkız Güngör B, Gülseren L
  • Kleptomania is an impulse control disorder characterized by a recurrent failure to resist the impulse to steal worthless objects that are not needed for personal use. Very little is known about the etiology, prevalence and treatment. This disorder usually begins during puberty and lasts until late adulthood. In some patients, it may last throughout the person's life. Patients with kleptomania are…
  • ["Stealing madness"--kleptomania]. [Review]
    Harefuah 2001; 140(6):473-5, 567Polak DM, Dannon PN
  • Kleptomania is one of the common less diagnosed impulse control disorders, which could be treated by the combination of psychological and pharmacological therapy. The most effective treatment regimens include cognitive behavioral therapy and interpersonal psychotherapy in the psychological field, and antidepressants and mood stabilizers as pharmacological treatment. Most of the patients with klep…
  • [Kleptomania in frontal lobe lesion]. [Case Reports]
    Psychiatr Prax 2001; 28(2):98-9Kozian R
  • A case of a kleptomaniac with frontal lobe dysfunction is presented. Kleptomania is related to the obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders and the affective spectrum disorders. In obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders neuroimaging and neuropsychological tasks have revealed abnormal functioning in the frontal brain which also could be related to kleptomania. Consolidated findings from animal and…
  • Kleptomania: characteristics of 12 cases. [Journal Article]
    Eur Psychiatry 1998; 13(2):67-77Wiedemann G
  • A review of the literature showed that there is no good systematic study of a series of rigorously diagnosed "kleptomaniac" persons, other than those referred by the courts for expert opinions. This applies in particular to German-speaking and other European countries. We therefore report here on the phenomenology, demographics, psychopathology, family histories, treatment histories, behaviour th…
  • [Psychodynamics of neurotically-induced kleptomania]. [Case Reports]
    Psychiatr Prax 1986; 13(3):94-103Cierpka M
  • With a detailed case report of a patient suffering from kleptomania with neurotic causes, we are trying to obtain more detailed information about such patients' psychodynamics. The case history is preceded by a discussion of the concept of kleptomania. We give a list of the descriptive-empirical papers which prove that one cannot speak of an independent clinical picture, but rather that the klept…
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