histrionic personality disorder


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histrionic personality disorder

n.
A personality disorder characterized by excessive emotionality and persistent attention-seeking behavior.
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This neglect leaves the adults at stake and its negative effects are long-lasting as children develop histrionic personality disorder which involves excessive emotionality and attention seeking.
As is noted in this study, some characteristics of depressive disorder and histrionic personality disorder are most evident when patients are faced with spousal violence.
Although the mean of syndrome scores for the patients with an maladaptive personality was higher than suicide attempters via overdose medicine use, just the four criteria, that is, severe major depression clinical syndrome, histrionic personality disorder, anxiety clinical syndrome, and depressive clinical personality, were the discriminators of the patients who were hospitalized for medicine poisoning and those who committed suicide via overdose medicine use.
Laura's personality meets the psychiatric criteria of histrionic personality disorder (DSM-IV-TR, 2000).
These characteristics are part of a spectrum of symptoms making up a psychological ailment that is quite unknown yet common, refereed to as Histrionic Personality Disorder (HPD).