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Kleptomania: a case report from Sri Lanka

Authors:

Chathurie Suraweera ,

University Psychiatry Unit, National Hospital of Sri Lanka, LK
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Malsha Devadithya,

University Psychiatry Unit, National Hospital of Sri Lanka, LK
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Varuni de Silva

Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, LK
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Abstract

Kleptomania is a relatively uncommon disorder characterised by repeated episodes of stealing with symptoms being of an obsessive nature, while at the same time displaying a lack of impulse control.

We report a case successfully managed with  pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/sljpsyc.v5i1.7078

SL J Psychiatry 2014; 5 (1): 21-22

Keywords: kleptomania Sri Lanka 
How to Cite: Suraweera, C., Devadithya, M. & de Silva, V., (2014). Kleptomania: a case report from Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Journal of Psychiatry. 5(1), pp.21–22. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljpsyc.v5i1.7078
Published on 27 Jun 2014.
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