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Diagnostic criteria for 312.32 Kleptomania

These criteria are obsolete.

DSM Criteria
DSM Version
DSM IV - TR
DSM Criteria

A. Recurrent failure to resist impulses to steal objects that are not needed for personal use or for their monetary value. 

B. Increasing sense of tension immediately before committing the theft. 

C. Pleasure, gratification, or relief at the time of committing the theft. 

D. The stealing is not committed to express anger or vengeance and is not in response to a delusion or a hallucination

E. The stealing is not better accounted for by Conduct Disorder, a Manic Episode, or Antisocial Personality Disorder.

Reprinted with permission from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision. Copyright 2000 American Psychiatric Association

DSM Version
DSM IV
DSM Criteria

A. Recurrent failure to resist impulses to steal objects that are not needed for personal use or for their monetary value. 

B. Increasing sense of tension immediately before committing the theft. 

C. Pleasure, gratification, or relief at the time of committing the theft. 

D. The stealing is not committed to express anger or vengeance and is not in response to a delusion or a hallucination

E. The stealing is not better accounted for by Conduct Disorder, a Manic Episode, or Antisocial Personality Disorder.

Reprinted with permission from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition. Copyright 1994 American Psychiatric Association