Current Medical Science

, Volume 38, Issue 5, pp 937–940 | Cite as

Kleptomania: Recent Advances in Symptoms, Etiology and Treatment

  • Zi-hao ZhangEmail author
  • Fu-rong Huang
  • Deng-hua Liu


Kleptomania is a kind of uncontrollable impulse and behavior of stealing, and it is also a serious disease. At present, studies on pathological theft at home and abroad are not sufficient, and the understanding of the symptoms, etiology and treatment of this disease is very insufficient. This article focuses on the latest development of symptoms, etiology and treatment of kleptomania, providing a reference for people to further identify, treat and study the disease.

Key words

kleptomania symptoms etiology treatment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Criminal Justice SchoolZhongnan University of Economics and LawWuhanChina
  2. 2.Literature SchoolHubei University of EducationWuhanChina
  3. 3.Departmentof Neurology and Psychiatry, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical CollegeHuazhong University of Science and TechnologyWuhanChina

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