Articles on Histrionic Personality Disorder

Histrionic Personality Disorder (1)
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... (Read more)

Histrionic 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... (Read more)

Histrionic Personality 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 more)


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