Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Dr. Etienne-Jean Georget

  • Théodore Géricault: Kleptomania

    Portrait of a Kleptomaniac (c. 1820) Théodore Géricault Oil on panel Museum of Fine Arts, Ghent, Belgium Kleptomania is defined as a recurrent compulsion to steal. Affected persons often act on impulse and are not motivated by economic necessities. They tend not to use the objects they steal but may return them, hide them, or…