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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Patients with histrionic personality disorder need more attention than the others, like to be seductive, and have more tendencies toward aesthetic surgeries.
Chapters have been updated and those on research, clinical assessment, dependent personality disorder, narcissistic personality disorder, histrionic personality disorder, and antisocial personality disorder have been rewritten.
Depressive disorder was the most common one observed followed by histrionic personality disorder and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder.
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).
Such behaviour may, in fact, be self- destructive and symptomatic of a condition that experts call histrionic personality disorder, which makes people highly emotional and desperate for attention, with an overwhelming need for approval.