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Year : 1996  |  Volume : 38  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 190-191

Kleptomania Presenting with Major Depressive Disorder : A Case Report


Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla - 171 001, India

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R C Sharma
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla - 171 001
India
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A 35 year old, married, educated woman of well to do economic condition who was referred by court for psychiatric opinion was found to suffer from "Kleptomania" with "recurrent major depressive disorder." The patient had been stealing and hoarding (at times giving away when caught) defective and useless objects for the past 3 years .mostly during periods of depression and had been arrested twice for stealing. Her kleplomanic symptoms improved moderately when her depression lifted with antidepressants.



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