Volume No. :   6

Issue No. :  2

Year :  2016

ISSN Print :  2231-5705

ISSN Online :  2231-5713


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Kleptomania: An overview

Address:   D. M. Shinkar*, D. B. Pandya, R. B. Saudagar
Department of Pharmaceutics, KCT’s R.G.S. College of Pharmacy, Anjaneri, Nashik-422213, Maharashtra
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: 10.5958/2231-5713.2016.00017.9

Kleptomania is an impulse control disorder characterised by emotional or behavioural self-control. Patient fails to resist impulses to steal items although not required for personal use or for monetary value. The symptoms include repeated theft of objects not needed, increasing tension before committing theft and relief after theft. The present article gives account on causes of disorder, its symptoms, history, different approaches to treat disorder and various hormonal imbalance associated with it. Various antidepressant drugs have been in use for the treatment along with psychotherapy.
Kleptomania, impulse control disorder, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors
D. M. Shinkar, D. B. Pandya, R. B. Saudagar. Kleptomania: An overview. Asian J. Pharm. Tech. 2016; 6(2): 127-130.
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