A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study of the Opiate Antagonist, Naltrexone, in the Treatment of Kleptomania

@article{Grant2009ADP,
  title={A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study of the Opiate Antagonist, Naltrexone, in the Treatment of Kleptomania},
  author={J. Grant and S. Kim and B. Odlaug},
  journal={Biological Psychiatry},
  year={2009},
  volume={65},
  pages={600-606}
}
  • J. Grant, S. Kim, B. Odlaug
  • Published 2009
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Biological Psychiatry
  • BACKGROUND Kleptomania is a rare psychiatric disorder characterized by recurrent stealing and for which there exists no empirically validated treatments. This study examined the efficacy and tolerability of the opioid antagonist naltrexone in adults with kleptomania who have urges to steal. METHODS An 8-week, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was conducted to evaluate the safety and efficacy of oral naltrexone for kleptomania. Twenty-five individuals with DSM-IV kleptomania were… CONTINUE READING
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