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RIBEIRO, Otacílio José. Kleptomania: who stole my affect. Reverso [online]. 2016, vol.38, n.72, pp. 39-44. ISSN 0102-7395.

This text aims to present and discuss clippings of cases of a teenager girl who expresses thieveries of of small value objects. Dealing here with the assumption of a lack of affection in the family, faced with the question of affect and its representation in light of Freudian metapsychology. The final considerations point to the symbolic castration that marks the neurotic or his refusal as an essential mechanism of perversion.

Keywords : Kleptomania; Affect; Freudian metapsychology; Oedipus; Symbolic castration.

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