Definition and Diagnostic Criteria | Epidemiology | Comorbidity | Pathogenesis | Course | Treatment
Kleptomania was officially designated a psychiatric disorder in
1980 in DSM-III, and in DSM-III-R (American Psychiatric Association 1987) it was grouped under the category "disorders
of impulse control not elsewhere classified." Kleptomania
is currently classified in DSM-IV-TR as an ICD, but it is still
poorly understood and has received very little empirical study.
The DSM-IV-TR criteria for kleptomania are listed in Table 19–5.