Kleptomania is an impulse-control disorder, characterized by the irresistible inclination to steal any item even of little or no significance. Kleptomaniacs are compelled to steal and are not the same as shoplifters or thieves.
Moreover, kleptomaniacs have no motive and cannot resist the urge to steal. Kleptomania is mostly expressed during adolescence.
Some of the common signs of kleptomania are listed here:
· Intense urge: The individual's urge to steal is so dominant that they cannot resist themselves, even though they often feel anxious, tense, and worried. They steal things even of no value to them.
· Increased feeling of anxiety: The individual feels both worried and excited before the theft.
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