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kleptomania

 [klep″to-ma´ne-ah]
an impulse control disorder consisting of an abnormal, uncontrollable desire to steal.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

klep·to·ma·ni·a

(klep'tō-mā'nē-ă),
A disorder of impulse control characterized by a morbid tendency to steal.
[G. kleptō, to steal, + mania, insanity]
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kleptomania

(klĕp′tə-mā′nē-ə, -mān′yə)
n.
A psychiatric disorder characterized by an irresistible impulse to steal things even though there is no personal or financial need for them.

klep′to·ma′ni·ac′ (-nē-ăk′) n.
klep′to·ma·ni′a·cal (-mə-nī′ĭ-kəl) adj.
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kleptomania

Psychology Compulsive stealing, usually of objects which may have symbolic significance
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

klep·to·ma·ni·a

(klep'tō-mā'nē-ă)
A disorder of impulse control characterized by a morbid tendency to steal.
[G. kleptō, to steal, + mania, insanity]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

kleptomania

A rare impulse disorder featuring recurrent stealing of things neither needed nor wanted. The object is the emotional relief of tension accompanying a successful theft rather than acquisition. This is often followed by strong guilt feelings. Only 1 person in 20 arrested for shop-lifting behaves in a manner consistent with the diagnosis. The cause is unknown.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Kleptomania

An impulse control disorder in which one steals objects that are of little or no value.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

klep·to·ma·ni·a

(klep'tō-mā'nē-ă)
A disorder of impulse control with a morbid tendency to steal.
[G. kleptō, to steal, + mania, insanity]
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