Fetishistic Disorder and Kleptomania


  • Hanny Soraya Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia
  • Elmeida Efffendy Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia
  • Mustafa M. Amin Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0912-9372




Fetishistic disorder, Paraphilia, Kleptomania


BACKGROUND: Recently cases of fetishistic disorder have often occurred in Indonesia. And also usually these cases are often accompanied by other disorders, one of which is kleptomania. Nowadays, Fetishtic disorder becomes one of the psychiatrist’s concerns. The psychiatrist’s main role is to diagnose, provide care to patients, and reduce personal distress.

AIM: The purpose of this case report is to determine the symptoms and diagnosis of Fetishistic Disorder and Kleptomania.

CASE REPORT: A 26-year-old man, working as a freelance, unmarried, and currently living in a packed neighborhood, arrested by the police and brought for psychiatric examination. The man charged with stealing a lot of clothes from his neighbors. When his house investigated, the police found over 50 pieces of women’s clothing and old underwear.

CONCLUSION: There has been a lot of controversy about fetishistic disorder and kleptomania and has recently become a concern for psychiatric cases. One of the triggers can occur fetishistic disorder due to sexual harassment. Really do a deeper examination using instruments and perform therapy as quickly as possible. Therapy options that can be carried out include cognitive behavioral therapy, antipsychotic medications, and sensitization therapy.


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How to Cite

Soraya H, Efffendy E, Amin MM. Fetishistic Disorder and Kleptomania. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2021 Jun. 25 [cited 2024 May 26];9(T3):209-11. Available from: https://oamjms.eu/index.php/mjms/article/view/6297

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