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Histrionic Personality Disorder

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What Is Histrionic Personality Disorder?

Histrionic personality disorder (HPD) is characterized by intense emotionality and persistent attention-seeking. People with HPD often feel unappreciated when they are not the center of attention. They may be charismatic at first, but when they are not receiving attention, they may do something dramatic.

Who Does Histrionic Personality Disorder Affect?

HPD can affect people of all genders, races, socioeconomic status, and cultural backgrounds. HPD typically becomes noticeable in late adolescence and early adulthood, however can affect adults of any age.

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What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Histrionic Personality Disorder?

Symptoms of HPD include:

Individuals with HPD may struggle to achieve emotional intimacy because on one level they may seek to manipulate their partners and on another level, they may be dependent on others.

Signs of HPD include:

The presence of these signs and symptoms does not mean someone has HPD. A licensed clinician should diagnose HPD in a safe therapeutic setting.

What Causes Histrionic Personality Disorder?

HPD can have several causes including:

Having these risk factors does not necessarily mean you will develop this condition. Clinicians at the Trauma Therapy Center are experienced in working with personality disorders, especially HPD, and understand the complexities of this disorder.

Who Diagnoses HPD and How?

HPD is diagnosed by a licensed and qualified mental health professional such as a psychotherapist or psychologist.

Your therapist can diagnose HPD in the following ways:

Histrionic personality disorder must be diagnosed by a licensed clinical mental health provider. After diagnosis, you and your therapist will create a comprehensive individualized treatment plan tailored to your needs and challenges.

What Is the Treatment for Histrionic Personality Disorder?

The two main types of therapy used to treat HPD include:

You are not alone in dealing with your HPD symptoms. With the help of one of the licensed and skilled therapists at the Trauma Therapy Center, you can begin to express your thoughts and feelings clearly and concisely.

What Is the Best Medications for HPD?

Medications used to treat symptoms of HPD include:

However, medication alone cannot treat HPD and the best treatment is a combination of therapies.

Is Online Therapy Effective for People With Histrionic Personality Disorder?

Online therapy is highly effective for HPD. According to the research, online therapy is just as effective as in-person therapy for personality disorders.

If you, or someone you know, is dealing with histrionic personality disorder, a combination of psychodynamic therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and medication is essential. Schedule a BPD therapy appointment in West Palm Beach by contacting the Trauma Therapy Center

Page Modified on Mar 3, 2024 by Liz Chelak (Trauma Therapist)

The information on this website is to provide a general information. In no way does any of the information provided reflect a definitive treatment advice. It is important to consult a best in class trauma counselor in WPB regarding ANY questions or issues. A thorough evaluation should ALWAYS be performed for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. Be sure to call your local trauma therapist, to schedule a assessment.