Psychopathology and Comorbidity of Psychiatric Disorders in Patients With Kleptomania

Franck J. Baylé, Hervé Caci, Bruno Millet, Sami Richa, Jean-Pierre Olié
2003 American Journal of Psychiatry  
Objective: This study compared patients with kleptomania, patients with alcohol abuse or dependence, and psychiatric patients without impulse-control disorders or substance-related disorders on several key psychopathological dimensions. In addition, the comorbidity of kleptomania with other psychiatric disorders was examined. Method: Eleven patients with kleptomania recruited over a cumulative 2-year period and 60 patients with alcohol abuse or dependence and 29 psychiatric comparison patients
more » ... omparison patients recruited over a consecutive 6-month period participated in structured clinical interviews to determine the presence of impulse-control and substancerelated disorders and of other psychiatric disorders that were comorbid with kleptomania. Psychopathological dimensions were measured with the Barratt
doi:10.1176/appi.ajp.160.8.1509 pmid:12900315 fatcat:dufw3hxt3vg7dctj3s7iiuxj6y