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Comment by Kristen Miller on May 9, 2011 at 9:22am
This was an interesting “Stuff You Should Know” I really didn’t know much about Kleptomania, I had only ever heard people called a Kleptomaniac before but never really knew what it meant. I thought it was just someone who stole things, but now I know that it’s when people have impulses to steal things. They described it in the podcast as having a tension to take something, usually they don’t even need it but they steal it to relieve the tension, but after feel guilty about stealing the object. I’m glad I learned more about Kleptomania, there was a lot I didn’t know about it.
Comment by Emily LaLonde on May 9, 2011 at 8:41am

A person with Kleptomania is a person that has the urge to steal things that are not needed. The reson people with Kleptomania steal is because they get a tension in them before they do it that makes them feel like they need to steal, and after they do steal it makes them feel good it gives them a rush and a feeling of relief.

   I think that Kleptomania is just a name for thefts that are out of control. If a person cannot control what they need to do they should get help. And if they dont know that they have a problem someone should help them get help. I bet that if you have the right people to help you you can get over your Kleptomania.

~LaLonde~

Comment by andrew warren on May 9, 2011 at 8:33am

Kleptomania is a very interesting subject. It sounds like hoarding, but instead of buying the things, you are stealing things to satisfy an impulse. The things people with kleptomania steal are usually pointless to them; they just steal it because they fell like they have to. They don’t like stealing and even fell bad afterwards, so sometimes they will give the stuff to other people or hide it.

Comment by William Warren IV on May 9, 2011 at 8:30am

I thought that this episode was very interesting.

 

Kleptomania is the repeated impulse to steal or induce stealing behavior, when people are truly diagnosed with this disorder they need a relief of tension by stealing. Usually they truly don’t need the item and it’s usually something they can afford, such as lip balm or baby clothes, sunglasses, and even batteries. Some suggest that the disorder can branch from hoarding.

 

The federal court system does not recognize kleptomania as a true defense or as a disorder since a lot of people think they can just play the “get out of jail free” card.

 

$45 billion were taken in a toll in shop lifting in the U.S.

Comment by Brett Bowers on May 9, 2011 at 8:18am

I think that kleptomania is in very small amount of people and that it is just natural, and we will find out how to get rid of it and that we will start weeding that trait out, and put more desirable traits in.

Comment by William Bailey on May 9, 2011 at 8:14am
     I didn't know what kleptomania was before i heard this podcast. I think it is interesting how kleptomaniacs steal random things that they don't need and could buy only for the rush and how they feel guilty afterwards. I also think that something or musltiple things that have happen in your past can influence if you will have kleptomania as you get older.
Comment by Alexander Michael Harrelson on May 9, 2011 at 8:14am
I think kleptomania might possibly be a real disorder, or, it might be just a part of a different disorder. The reason I think it might be a real disorder is because some people steal for no reason and steal stuff they don't need at all, but, it might be a part of a different disorder because some people might steal stuff they need or want.
Comment by Travis Powell on May 9, 2011 at 7:48am

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