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The Quick Histrionic Personality Disorder Test

 


 

Histrionic personality disorder afflicts approximately 1.8 percent of the general population. HPD is also more common in women than in men, with 2/3rds of diagnoses being women. The disorder is considered to be in the cluster-b family along with narcissism, borderline, and other anti-social personality disorders. Additionally, like many other cluster-b disorders, HPD often is co-morbid with narcissism or borderline personality disorder.

DSM-5 Criteria (Symptomology)

The DSM-5 criteria may not contain all of the symptoms of HPD, but is what medical professionals use to diagnose the disorder. If the patient has more than 5 of the following traits, the diagnosis is generally applied.

  •  is uncomfortable in situations in which he or she is not the center of attention
  • interaction with others is often characterized by inappropriate sexually seductive or provocative behavior
  • displays rapidly shifting and shallow expression of emotions
  • consistently uses physical appearance to draw attention to self
  • has a style of speech that is excessively impressionistic and lacking in detail
  • shows self-dramatization, theatricality, and exaggerated expression of emotion
  • is suggestible, i.e., easily influenced by others or circumstances
  • considers relationships to be more intimate than they actually are
  • is suggestible, i.e., easily influenced by others or circumstances
  • considers relationships to be more intimate than they actually are

Complications Of Histrionic Personality Disorder

Histrionic personality disorders may cause the sufferer to have problems with social and romantic relationships. People in this demographic are more likely to suffer from other problems such as depression or co-morbid personality disorders.

Treatment For Histrionic Personality Disorder

Histrionic personality disorder is usually treated with different forms of psychotherapy. Talk therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) are the two most popular treatments. Additionally, some medications may be used to treat co-morbid symptoms such as depression or anxiety.

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Mindcology Staff
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