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Kim, Kang, and Yang: A Case of Clinical Application of Covert Sensitization in a Patient with Kleptomania


Kleptomania is a well-known impulse-control disorder. Although it is a rare disease, it exerts a greater influence on the social and economic. There are a variety of treatments for kleptomania, however case reports of its specific treatment techniques are extremely rare. In this case, covert sensitization was applied to a 44-year-old hospitalized patient with kleptomania, which can facilitate a specific treatment method through case presentation.


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