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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Histrionic Personality Disorder (Overview)

They are high functioning people who have good social skills, but they use those skills to manipulate people & become the center of attention. They dramatize & exagerate their difficulties. They seek constant reassurance & approval, are sensitive to criticism, show exhibitionistic & seductive behaviors, have low frustration tolerance, & they are more prone to depression.


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Whats histrionic personality disorder?

Whats histrionic personality disorder?

Emotional, dramatic: Histrionic personality disorder is a condition in which people act in overly emotional and dramatic ways that draws attention to themselves. Individuals with histrionic personality disorder are easily influenced by others, overly sensitive to criticism/disapproval, charming, energetic, easily frustrated, manipulative, seductive, erratic, and demanding. Talk therapy is the best treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
23 doctors shared insights

Histrionic Personality Disorder (Overview)

They are high functioning people who have good social skills, but they use those skills to manipulate people & become the center of attention. They dramatize & exagerate their difficulties. They seek constant reassurance & approval, are sensitive to criticism, show exhibitionistic & seductive behaviors, have low frustration tolerance, & they are more prone to depression.


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Does anyone personally know someone who was diagnosed with histrionic personality disorder?

Yes: I have several friends with hpd. They can be quite delightful companions, but one learns over time that their lives nearly always are full of drama and turmoil seemingly outside their control. Emotions can rapidly shift, and their reactions even to relatively minor snags in life can be suggest that the world as they knew it is about to end. That said, they also can be the life an any party. ...Read more

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Living with Borderline Personality Disorder (Checklist)

Maintain cognitive therapy for supportive feedback
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Exercise to reduce stress and increase endorphins
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Avoid alcohol to reduce anxiety and depression
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If I have histrionic personality disorder, what medications can I take?

If I have histrionic personality disorder, what medications can I take?

Histrionic Tx: Medications do little to treat the personality, but can be used to treat the associated depression symptoms. The tx for the disorder is psychotherapy. ...Read more

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Could sexual abuse cause histrionic personality disorder?

In some instance: Only if you let the tramatic exprerience turn into a way to get attention or for gains, this is a negative and destructive personality issue. That i would suggest seeking help to modify the bahavor. ...Read more

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Treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (Checklist)

See a psychiatrist
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Engage in cognitive behavioral therapy
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Make sure OCD is not a possible side effects of your medications
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How to treat histrionic personality disorder?

How to treat histrionic personality disorder?

Talk therapy: Medication may help the symptoms, but talk therapy (psychotherapy) is the best treatment for the condition itself. ...Read more

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What treatment is needed for histrionic personality disorder?

What treatment is needed for histrionic personality disorder?

Longer, usually: In general, more ingrained troubles take longer (and possibly more intensive) treatment. Cbt/schema therapy, interpersonal, and psychodynamic/analytic approaches are best known in this area. The difficulty is more a part of the person's general functioning (their 'personality') than, say, a phobia, and the therapist must gradually 'show' the patient without rupturing the working relationship. ...Read more

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Can haldol (haloperidol) cure histrionic personality disorder?

Can haldol (haloperidol) cure histrionic personality disorder?

Personality disorder: That would be best to ask a doctor or psychiatrist who is prescribing haldol--a discussion of what the Haldol (haloperidol) is being used to treat would be very educational, if one doesn't know already. Personality disorders can be treated with medication if indicated by a doctor. However, personality disorders are long-standing, and aren't cured with medications. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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Personality Disorder (Definition)

According to the dsm IV tr, a personality disorder is: an enduring pattern of inner experience and behavior that deviates markedly from the expectations of the individual's culture, is pervasive and inflexible, has an onset in adolescence or early adulthood, is stable over time, and leads ...Read more