If you think that you are suffering from compulsive stealing, take this kleptomania test to find out whether you have kleptomania or not. The test is only preliminary assessment, if your results indicate that you have kleptomania, consult a mental health for further evaluation.
Instructions: Please, read the statements listed below. Answer each item that you believe accurately describes your condition or indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement
I feel a great distress if I try to resist the urge to steal
I actually don’t need the stuff I steal
I feel strong tension before stealing
I feel excited during the act of stealing
I feel a great relief from tension after theft
If I have stolen anything, I feel guilty afterwards
Kleptomania is an impulse control disorder, which main symptoms include: inability to resist powerful recurrent urges to steal items that one doesn’t need, feeling increased tension or arousal leading up to the theft, feeling pleasure or gratification while stealing and the release of pressure following the act of stealing. People diagnosed with kleptomania often have other mental disorders like depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and drug abuse.
This online self-test is based on the diagnostic criteria for kleptomania. Since the test is an initial evaluation scale, it’s not designed to make a diagnosis, but only could guide whether you need further examination. If your test score indicates that, you have kleptomania, but your further examination, which is conducted by a medical professional, does not reveal any, the test was mistaken in your case and provided a false positive result.