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Histrionic Personality Disorder
Histrionic Personality Disorder Definition
Histrionic personality disorder is primarily characterized by exaggerated displays of emotion in everyday behavior. Emotions are expressed with extreme and often inappropriate exaggeration. Persons with this disorder are prone to sudden and rapidly shifting emotional expression.
ONSET: Early adulthood and with a variety of contexts.
Pattern of excessive emotionality and attention seeking, as indicated by at least five of the following:
- Uncomfortable if not the center of attention.
- Interaction with others in a inappropriately provocative or seductive manner.
- Shallow and rapid changing of emotion.
- Uses appearance to draw attention.
- Speech that lacks in detail and is excessively impressionistic.
- Theatrical, out of proportion expression of emotion.
- Easily influenced, suggestible.
- Feels that even a casual relationships are intimate.
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