Apr 11, 2011 · Stealing and Aspergers Disorder are not uncommon in terms of a diagnosis and behavior relationship. The reason for these "isms" run a very wide range. There is a behavior called hording, and a part of the hording can be stealing to collect certain items. Silverware, coins, photos, money.these can all be items that are horded.
If stealing continues or is present in a child with other problem behaviors or symptoms, the stealing may be a sign of more serious problems in the child's emotional development or problems in the family. Children who repeatedly steal may also have difficulty trusting others and forming close relationships.
For example, if a child has not been taught by an adult that stealing is "bad," addressing the stealing behavior will require a different approach than if the child was stealing to get an adult's attention, or instead as a way to rebel against the adult.
Gains and Losses: Helping People Stop Stealing The psychiatric disorder that can explain why some people steal. Posted Jul 15, 2011.
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