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Words related to kleptomania

an irresistible impulse to steal in the absence of any economic motive

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Impulsivity, instant reward-seeking behavior, and poor judgment can lead to stealing in this population, but this behavior is not necessarily indicative of kleptomania.
When asked if she suffers from kleptomania (an inability to control one's self from stealing) or whether she had a habit of stealing, the suspect replied: "No I don't .
Sharjah: A number of millionaires and well-known individuals in Sharjah faced legal liabilities after they were caught allegedly shoplifting as they suffered from kleptomania - the inability to refrain from the urge to steal.
The drugs, which are often prescribed for Parkinson's disease, restless legs syndrome, and hyperprolactinemia, were implicated in more than 1,000 separate adverse events that included pathological gambling, hypersexuality, compulsive shopping, poriomania (wandering away from home), binge eating, kleptomania, and compulsive sexual behavior.
I have kleptomania, but when it gets bad, I take something for it.
The squeeze on living standards has been blamed by some for the spike, but there are numerous other reasons for shoplifting including peer pressure, kleptomania or depression.
Meanwhile Kerry's plan to cure Brenda of her kleptomania by leading her into temptation ends up with the pair of them being led into custody.
A sampling of the topics includes separate entries on pregnancy and alcohol, drug use, and smoking; entries presenting an overview and in-depth discussion of prescription drug addiction; children and behavioral addictions; hoarding; and kleptomania.
Rumors that the tempest in New Haven involved gambling, carousing, or kleptomania dogged him the rest of his life, particularly during the Civil War when the Northern press rehashed the scandal to tar the man they called the South's "evil genius.
Hotel Kleptomania is a trait, disease or habit - whichever hue you may want to give it with serious global recognition and renown.
He denied the problem was kleptomania and said he did not do it for the thrill of it.
He also proved to be embarrassingly prone to kleptomania at home and abroad.
Flynn's philosophy was based on a kind of bureaucratic kleptomania, essentially believing that if a state responsibility wasn't nailed down it belonged to his department.
Kleptomania is defined as a recurrent failure to resist impulses to steal objects not needed for personal use or their monetary value.
While the drug is not a cure for kleptomania, Grant said it offers hope to those who are suffering from the addiction.