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Personality Disorder Histrionic Overview

Another name for Personality Disorder Histrionic is Histrionic Personality Disorder.

What is a histrionic personality disorder?
A person with a histrionic personality disorder has a mental illness that results in excessive emotional responses and attention-seeking behavior.

What are the symptoms of a histrionic personality disorder?
Symptoms of a histrionic personality disorder include severe mood swings, excessive emotional response to situations, dramatic behavior, seductive behavior, social problems, problems with interpersonal relationships, and problems coping with stress.

How does the doctor treat a histrionic personality disorder?
Treatment for a histrionic personality disorder may include support groups, mental health counseling, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressants, and tricyclic antidepressants.

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Last Updated: Feb 9, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Personality Disorder Histrionic References
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