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Does anyone know anything about kleptomania

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 10, 2007
  • 00:26 AM

I need help and I have no idea where to turn. I have been shoplifting for years and I often have no recollection of what I have even taken until I look in my purse when I get home. I have bee arrested twice in the last two months and was never caught in all the years of doing this before. I feel like I'm having a nervous breakdown. I just can't seem to help myself and I am so afraid of what will happen to me when I go to court. I have never been in trouble for anything ever before and the second time I was arrested I was badly injured by the security guard that caught me. I can't even leave my apartment and I am having seizures because of what he did to me, please help me I truly don't know what to do.
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  • i believe thats when you steal something and don't know your doing it? have you spoke to a dr about this:confused:
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  • I haven't spoken to a doctor yet but I have an appointment in two days to try and get some help. Thank you for replying.
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  • Have you tried acupuncture? This is the only known cure for kleptomania.AcuannDOM
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  • Kleptomania is a symptom of something else going on. It is great that you are seeing somone soon. As a child, adolescent and adult I suffered from kleptomania. However, I always knew when I was stealing something. The fact that sometimes you don't know you have taken something until after you get home could be serious. Don't mess around and make sure you don't miss your appointment. Good luck.
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  • i to was 1 at a yonger age lukly i got off with 2 worning i was also band frum the bay senter for 5 years . and also frum save on foods after thay cot us it thay told us thay poot up 10 new cameras b4 thay got us . it was a problim i had . i admit it . but to tell u the truth it was the thout of wen i ternd 18 u wood b sentenced as an adalt . that scared me prity good . i also thingk a good reesin for me geting scarde . is from wotching "blood in blood out" movi . also i found doing x-treem sports or sumthing to get a rush frum a difrent sordce helpd out to.i wish u good luck
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  • when i feel good i do it
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  • I need help and I have no idea where to turn. I have been shoplifting for years and I often have no recollection of what I have even taken until I look in my purse when I get home. I have bee arrested twice in the last two months and was never caught in all the years of doing this before. I feel like I'm having a nervous breakdown. I just can't seem to help myself and I am so afraid of what will happen to me when I go to court. I have never been in trouble for anything ever before and the second time I was arrested I was badly injured by the security guard that caught me. I can't even leave my apartment and I am having seizures because of what he did to me, please help me I truly don't know what to do.thank youI am not a doctor- but the people I know that have the Kleptomania disorder all have a profile: *they have been abused- physically or sexually. *they have low self-steam. *some of them wash their underwear compulsively.*their moods and general well being seem to be in disharmony.*hard time communicating their feelings.*they have a hard time living in the moment- always thinking about the past or the future.*material things seem to be a priority- there is always a craving for new things.***What you can do: seek professional help. *I do not endorse confinement or mood stabilizing drugs. Deal with the real issues. Meditate and talk about your emotions and your guilt, anger, remorse, etc.It is normal for anger to linger, settle down and resurface once in a while. The key thing is not to unload it on others or let it harm you or harm others.Learn to separate yourself from your emotions. This is not to make you cold hearted but to let you judge for yourself if you process your emotions wisely.Furthermore- learn to ask people to back off when they are invading you as a person. Do not wave respect or suppress your need for integrity.Once one start waving respect and letting others invade- it gets a bit easier to also invade others.This is from experience- not professional advice. But I can clearly state that the Klepto people in my life ( no longer in my life) did not have a sense of boundaries. They let everyone abuse them. One of them confessed to me that she often dreamed that she did not exist. That, I know means that the internal dialog of the individual had been invaded and suppressed by means of intimidation.Kleptos took my Original Baptismal certificate from when I was 4 years old.The memory of being initiated into my faith! My right of passage!A towel that was given to me as a gift by my Mom.Underpants, personal office supplies, a can of ironing starch.I guess it is not about the item, it is about being able to breech an agreement of respecting boundaries. There is a need to invade what is common knowledge to belong to others, this statement extent not just to private property but also married people!Others have a false sense of entitlement: they feel that they deserve something they have not been given. So they have to take it fomr others.In the other hand, Kleptos don't always like gifts. Rejecting gifts can be quite rewarding for some.What the security officer did affected you, because he went beyond your physical boundary- you felt invaded or assaulted.Put yourself on his shoes and think about what you would do if your job was to protect the integrity of a place or thing.The experience might be bringing back memories- you are not just angry at him-( deep down you know you were wrong to do that even if you don't feel you were "there"), you are angry at other things, people, situations. This experience started to stir up things inside of you- old emotions that are trapped inside.Take Care, again, seek help-Have a happy journey towards health. I hope you find the strength to help yourself out.
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  • will i learned i had kleptomania when i asked myself "why am i taking and hoarding all these pens? they arent even that spectacular." not just pens, paper clips...i dont know why but i look like the crazy lady with a whole bunch of pens in her purse. literally about 30 in my purse alone. howd your appt go?
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  • Hi there,

    I am doing a project on Kleptomania and I came across your post. I was wondering if you would be willing to talk to me about your experience with this.

    Please feel free to contact me on 0207 266 4646 or nina@cbfilms.tv.

    Kind Regards
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • December 1, 2014
    • 00:49 PM
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