Kleptomania as risk-taking behavior in response to depression

David A Fishbain

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Abstract

The psychodynamic etiology of kleptomania has historically been linked to 'ungratified sexual instinct'. This paper is the first report of kleptomanic behavior associated with masturbation during the shoplifting or at the time of discovery by authorities. However, in this case kleptomania was in fact risk-taking behavior in response to depression. Psychodynamically, risk-taking behavior may be important in kleptomania.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)598-603
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Psychotherapy
Volume41
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 1987

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Disruptive, Impulse Control, and Conduct Disorders
Risk-Taking
Depression
Masturbation
Instinct

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  • Clinical Psychology

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Kleptomania as risk-taking behavior in response to depression. / Fishbain, David A.

In: American Journal of Psychotherapy, Vol. 41, No. 4, 01.12.1987, p. 598-603.

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Fishbain, David A. / Kleptomania as risk-taking behavior in response to depression. In: American Journal of Psychotherapy. 1987 ; Vol. 41, No. 4. pp. 598-603.
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