Kleptomania , criminal psychiatric disease without unplanned

Kleptomania , criminal psychiatric disease without unplanned

crime is a phenomenon that often happens in life and our environment .
but did you know that the criminals in this case of theft , where there is a disease that causes the offender without any prior intention .

Kleptomania is a condition that includes all groups of impulsive control disorders , ie when the patient can not resist the urge to shoplift or steal . Most people with kleptomania are women . This disorder usually begins to form in adolescence or some are when entering adulthood . The patients with kleptomania often commit crimes in public places , such as in shops, stores , and supermarkets . Some are also stealing from a friend's house .
Kleptomania is different from ordinary theft in which the plan and the profit motive in it. In the case of kleptomania, shoplifting is done without intention and based on the psychological boost they spontaneously. The goods are stolen by people with kleptomania are generally trivial and can not have a high value (cost). They were actually able to buy stolen goods. In addition, patients with kleptomania never use the stuff stolen. There are only collected and there are also distributed to the people closest to them. Even some people with kleptomania nothing to restore stolen property to its original place.

While doing the shoplifting, the feeling experienced by patients with kleptomania may vary. There is a feeling of tension and some are happy. Then enjoy the feeling and satisfied when they managed to pick up items that suddenly desired. Once satisfied to take the goods, can arise shame and guilt on themselves sufferers. Some of them even felt afraid of the consequences that could result from such criminal actions classified. Nevertheless, the impulse to steal can come back at another time and the patient will return to repeat his actions.

Causes of Kleptomania
The cause of kleptomania is not known with certainty. This condition is thought to have formed as a result of their chemical composition changes in the brain or the result of a combination of changes in the brain. For example, the emergence of impulsive behaviors (one of which kleptomania) occurs due to decreased levels of serotonin (the hormone responsible for the regulation of emotions). This impulsive behavior may also be linked to an imbalance of the brain opioid system so the desire to steal can not be detained. In addition, it is estimated also associated with addiction disorders where there is a release of dopamine which makes the actors feel happy for his actions and tend to be hooked.

It is estimated that someone who has a history of psychological illness, such as personality disorders, bipolar disorder, and anxiety disorders susceptible to kleptomania. Risk to suffer from this condition will also be increased for those who've suffered head injuries and those who have close relatives kleptomania patients.

diagnosis Kleptomania
See your doctor immediately if you experience symptoms of kleptomania. If the characteristics of this condition are friends or relatives, then persuade them to want to be examined and treated by a doctor. Kleptomania sufferers usually do not want checked himself into the doctor because they feel embarrassed with the habit itself. You need to know that this condition should be treated before it is too late. If you're unlucky and get caught, you may have to deal with the law for theft is a criminal act. Or worse than it was attacked by the masses as it often appears in the news. Not only you and those closest to the later to bear the shame, your relationship with the social environment can be damaged because not everyone understands about kleptomania and risk being branded a thief can not be avoided.

Kleptomania in the diagnosis, the doctor will draw conclusions based on the information submitted directly by the patient or through a questionnaire which they have to complete. Someone could tested positive patients with kleptomania if it can not resist the urge to steal items which actually has no economic value or not to use supported with feeling happy or satisfied while doing so. Not only that, their actions are also not based on hallucination or anger. Because it is important for doctors to ensure that the patient's actions are not related to conditions other than Kleptomania, eg antisocial personality disorder or bipolar disorder.

The doctor may also perform a physical examination. It is also to ascertain whether any underlying medical illness signs and symptoms appear in a patient.

treatment of Kleptomania
Kleptomania is generally handled through psychological therapy by experts concerned as well as in combination with medication. But more important in the treatment of this condition is the strong desire of patients to recover and its willingness to follow any advice that doctors give. If the patient tries to strong to resist the urge arising from within himself, not the impossible kleptomania can be removed and no recurrence. In addition, support and encouragement given those closest to the patient's healing very big role.
This type of therapy that is generally applied to the handling of kleptomania is cognitive behavioral therapy. Through this method, the patient will be given a description of the act he was doing and the consequences are unacceptable, such as dealing with the authorities. Through these images, the patient is expected to assess objectively and realize that the theft he did a wrong act. In addition to self-image, the patient will also be taught to fight or control his strong desire to steal, such as relaxation techniques.

For medicine, one that may be prescribed by the doctor is the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). Doctors may also prescribe opioid antagonist. Just like cognitive therapy, drug delivery aims to lower impulse and pleasure arising from the patient themselves to steal kleptomania. Does not rule out the possibility doctors give other drugs. For example, when a doctor suspects that kleptomania is triggered by other psychological disorders, such as OCD Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder) or depression.

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