histrionic personality disorder

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Related to Hysterical personality disorder: histrionic personality disorder, histrionics, Asthenic personality disorder

histrionic personality disorder

n.
A personality disorder characterized by excessive emotionality and persistent attention-seeking behavior.
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Fiona Neale, for the defence, told the GMC that Patient A had a psychiatric history as a young woman, including a diagnosis of hysterical personality disorder.
Miss Scott said to her: "Did your GP not tell you that your psychiatrist said you had a hysterical personality disorder.
Quizzed about her medical background, Maria denied she'd been told she was suffering from a hysterical personality disorder.