Title: Kleptomania: a case series
year: 2014
Journal: Singapore Med J
Volume: 55
Issue: 12
Pages: e207-9
Epubdate: 30/01/2015
date: Dec
Alternate Journal: Singapore medical journal
ISSN: 0037-5675 (Print)
PMCID: PMC4292012
Accession Number: 25630329
Abstract: Kleptomania is an enigmatic condition and is among the very few psychiatric disorders in which crime is medicalised and used as a legal defence. The scientific literature on kleptomania is scarce. Early literature and recent studies have shown a female preponderance, with an early age of onset of stealing in people with comorbid personality disorder(s). In a retrospective review of the case notes of theft offenders who had forensic psychiatric evaluations performed in a one-year period in 2010 at the Institute of Mental Health, Singapore, we found three patients who were diagnosed with kleptomania. In this report, we describe the pertinent clinical and sociodemographic characteristics, as well as the diagnostic issues of kleptomania in relation to the three cases.
Notes: Saluja, Bharat
Chan, Lai Gwen
Dhaval, Dani
Case Reports
Journal Article
Singapore Med J. 2014 Dec
URI: https://open-access.imh.com.sg/handle/123456789/4738
Authors Address: Department of General and Forensic Psychiatry, Institute of Mental Health, 10 Buangkok View, Singapore 539747. drbharatsaluja@gmail.com.
Translated author: NLM
Translated title: eng
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