Articles on Histrionic Personality Disorder
Sarah-Kate is an elementary school teacher who is larger than life.
Her bubbly personality seems ideally suited to teaching her young students
and her enthusiasm certainly bowls most people over on first meeting.
Everything is "just wonderful" and your six-year old son is
"just the most sweetest boy ever!" Sarah-Kate's speech is
seductive and irrepressible, but ultimately tiring and frustrating...
Personality Disorder (2)
In our previous article on Histrionic Personality Disorder we looked
at how Sarah-Kate over dramatized everyday situations, was overly effusive
to relative strangers and could not be relied upon by colleagues and
friends. Today we will look at further characteristics of this disorder...
Disorder: Diagnostic Criteria
Individuals with Histrionic Personality Disorder exhibit an overly-dramatic
behavioral pattern and almost seem to be acting to a full house on opening
night. Everything is over-exaggerated, hence they may hug a person enthusiastically
within moments of greeting them, or cry uncontrollably while describing
an incident in a movie, or use sexually seductive behavior to draw attention
to themselves... (Read
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