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Histrionic Personality Disorder DSM-5
Transcript of Histrionic Personality Disorder DSM-5
to be more intimate
than they actually are
in situations in which he or she
is not the
center of attention
Interaction with others
is often characterized
seductive or provocative
Displays rapidly shifting and shallow expression of emotions
Consistently uses physical appearance to draw attention to self
Has a style of speech
that is excessively
lacking in detail
Is suggestible (easily influenced
by others or circumstances)
Difficulty achieving emotional intimacy
Often act out a role (victim or princess)
May seek to control their partner through emotional manipulation or seductiveness on one level
At the same time displays a marked dependency on partner
Often have impaired relationships with same-sex friends because their sexually provocative interpersonal style may seem a threat to their friends' relationships.
May crave novelty, stimulation, and excitement.
Have a tendency to become bored with their usual routine.
Are often intolerant of, or frustrated by, situations that involve delayed gratification.
Their actions are often directed at obtaining immediate satisfaction.
Lose interest quickly.
Long-term relationships may be neglected to make way to new ones.
Clinical experience suggests that individuals with this disorder are at increased risk for suicidal gestures and threats to get attention and coerce better caregiving.
Histrionic personality disorder has been associated with higher rates of
somatic symptom disorder
major depressive disorder
Co-occuring Personality Disorders
Be aware that norms for interpersonal behavior, personal appearance, and emotional expressiveness vary widely across cultures, genders, and age groups.
As of 2001-2002: 1.84%
In clinical settings, HPD has been diagnosed more frequently in females; however the sex ratio is not significantly different.