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Histrionic Personality Disorder

Having a personality disorder or supporting someone who has one can feel like a very challenging thing- however isn't as hopeless as outdated information around the net would lead us to believe. There is hope for coping & healing. Trying to find the kindest information on the net, I hope that you find the links provided here supportive & helpful on your journey to wellness!

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What is Histrionic PD?

Diagnostic criteria of histrionic personality disorder

A pervasive pattern of excessive emotionality and attention-seeking, beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts, as indicated by five (or more) of the following:

  1. Uncomfortable when not the center of attention

  2. Seductive or provocative behavior

  3. Shifting and shallow emotions

  4. Uses appearance to draw attention

  5. Impressionistic and vague speech

  6. Dramatic or exaggerated emotions

  7. Suggestible (easily influenced by others)

  8. Considers relationships more intimate than they are


*Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth edition.

How is HPD treated?

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