Difference Between Kleptomania And Psychopaths?
afternoon, want to ask I have a brother who from childhood several times always cheat money problems. the last case is borrowing money with the application and using the ID cards of his coworkers. he also once did a social gathering and his money was used up, and he also had a mode of purchasing mobile phones through installments (a kind of savings) and yes the money was used personally. I want to ask whether it includes the behavior of Klepto or Psycho? because he himself said it was difficult to resist not doing it again, he regretted having held back his wishes like that. how is the explanation?
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Both the term kleptomania or psycho is a term for mental disorders, where kleptomania refers to an abnormality in the desire to own goods that do not belong to him. The item must not be valuable and must not be a rare item. He actually can get it legally easily, but there is an urge on him to take the item which if not obeyed. he will feel restless and uncomfortable. And this is not specified as only a matter of money. The items can vary.
Then for psycho, this is actually an Indonesian reference to psychopathic or psychopathic terms. This is a personality disorder where the person behaves in accordance with social norms, does not have empathy, temperament that is difficult to predict, has a high sense of selfishness, and several other characteristics.
Regarding your question, it is very difficult to determine whether someone has a mental disorder or not without seeing him directly. There are various types of mental disorders, and to be able to ensure that in-depth interviews must be done about the motivations, reasons, what is felt and thought of the person, and so forth. Because once again there will be different people who repeatedly steal because he did experience Kleptomania, and people who repeatedly steal because of economic problems. Regardless of whether he is sorry or not.
So our advice, if your brother really is sorry and wants to restrain the behavior and do not want to repeat it again, take him to see a psychologist or psychiatrist because if it is really caused by a mental disorder, maybe he will stay like that until given therapy, both in the form of drugs or in the form of certain exercises. Tell him that to get rid of his bad behavior is important for himself. Because it can prevent him from being imprisoned, ostracized by his social environment, and apart from the entanglement of bad thoughts that makes him prolonged anxiety. So, hopefully answering your question.