KLEPTOMANIA- Ayurvedic Treatment, Diet, Exercises, Research Papers, Yoga & Pranayama

Kleptomania is an impulse control disorder that causes an intense urge to steal. It is also known as compulsive stealing.

  • SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF KLEPTOMANIA
  • CAUSES OF KLEPTOMANIA
  • PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF KLEPTOMANIA
  • DIAGNOSIS OF KLEPTOMANIA
  • TREATMENTS FOR KLEPTOMANIA
  • PROGNOSIS OF KLEPTOMANIA
  • COMPLICATIONS OF KLEPTOMANIA
  • KLEPTOMANIA AND AYURVEDA
  • NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF KLEPTOMANIA
  • PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF KLEPTOMANIA
  • SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF KLEPTOMANIA
  • LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF KLEPTOMANIA
  • AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF KLEPTOMANIA
  • CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR KLEPTOMANIA
  • AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR KLEPTOMANIA
  • AYURVEDIC LOCAL TREATMENT FOR KLEPTOMANIA
  • COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR KLEPTOMANIA
  • HOME REMEDIES FOR KLEPTOMANIA
  • DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR KLEPTOMANIA
  • YOGA FOR KLEPTOMANIA

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF KLEPTOMANIA

  • Intense urge to steal
  • Feeling pleasure and satisfaction after stealing
  • Irritability
  • Impulsivity
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

CAUSES OF KLEPTOMANIA

  • Altered level of neurotransmitters in the brain
  • Genetic reasons
  • Addictive disorders

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF KLEPTOMANIA

The pathophysiology of kleptomania is similar to psychiatric disorders, which is likely due to the above-mentioned causes as well as psychosocial and environmental factors. Also, the presence of an underlying affective instability may cause individuals to respond to maladaptive behaviours.

DIAGNOSIS OF KLEPTOMANIA

  • Proper History taking
  • Psychological evaluation
  • Laboratory tests to find out the level of neurotransmitters

TREATMENTS FOR KLEPTOMANIA

  • Counselling
  • Psychotherapy
  • Medications – antidepressants, antipsychotics or mood-stabilizing drugs

PROGNOSIS OF KLEPTOMANIA

  • Early diagnosis and treatment help to manage the symptoms related to kleptomania. 

COMPLICATIONS OF KLEPTOMANIA    

  • Personality disorder
  • Recurrent thoughts of death or suicide
  • Substance abuse
  • Risk of developing an anxiety disorder

KLEPTOMANIA AND AYURVEDA

  • In Ayurveda kleptomania can be managed based on manasika vyadhi and unmada chikilsa.
  • Compulsive behaviour can be included under ‘adharaniya vega’.

NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF KLEPTOMANIA

  • Excess vitiation of doshas in the body
  • Increase of mano doshas like rajas and tamas

PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF KLEPTOMANIA

  • Intense urge to steal with or without a specific reason

SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF KLEPTOMANIA

Excessive vitiation of doshas in the body due to improper food and behaviours along with derangement in manodoshas leads to irritability in the manas (mind).

LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF KLEPTOMANIA

  • Dushtaatmaanaam (unlawful)
  • Krodhanam (impulsive)
  • Atruptam (unsatisfied/unpleasant)
  • Nirbhayam & Shooram (reckless behaviour/impulsive)
  • Vyavasaayinam (unlawful)

Along with these symptoms, the person may also show normal mood and behaviour.

 AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF KLEPTOMANIA

  • Symptoms are manageable with appropriate treatments

CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR KLEPTOMANIA

AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR KLEPTOMANIA

  • Brahmighrita
  • Brahmi swarasa – juice of Bacopa monnieri
  • Saraswataghrita
  • Manasamitra vatakam
  • Kalyanakaghrita
  • Dasamolaghrita
  • Aswagandharista
  • Shankpushpi churna

AYURVEDIC LOCAL TREATMENT FOR KLEPTOMANIA

  • Murdha taila – oil application on the head
  • Abhyanga – oil massage on the body

COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR KLEPTOMANIA

Internal administration

HOME REMEDIES FOR KLEPTOMANIA

  • Enhance communications with family members
  • Avoid irritable situations
  • Always engaged in activities

DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR KLEPTOMANIA

  • Avoid food items that produce dosha imbalance like cold and dry food, hard to digest. Because dosha imbalance aggravates the symptoms.
  • Consume easily digestible nutritious food items, cow’s milk, and ghee.
  • Oil massage on the head is advised.
  • Advice regular exercise

YOGA FOR KLEPTOMANIA

  • Nadi Shuddi Pranayam    – Calms the mind

The patient needs to be seated in a meditative posture with the head and spine erect, and the body relaxed. The patient has to close one nostril (e.g. left nostril if using the right hand and vice versa) with the thumb and exhale completely through the other nostril. Again, he will have to breathe in deeply through the other nostril while the opposite nostril is still closed with the thumb.                             

  • Shavasana – relaxes the body and mind
  • Bhastrika pranayama

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Ayurveda Expert, India
Dr. Rajesh Nair, Consultant, Ayurvedaforall

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