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International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 4
First page : ( 329) Last page : ( 333)
Print ISSN : 2347-8632. Online ISSN : 2454-2652.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2652.2018.00075.6

Histrionic Personality Disorder

Mrs Nalini R.1,*, Mr. Panneerselvam S.2

1Principal, Kamala College of Nursing, Salem-636001, Tamilnadu

2B. Sc Nursing, Final Year Student, Kamala College of Nursing, Salem-636001, Tamilnadu

*Corresponding Author E-mail: nalini.nursing@gmail.com

Online published on 27 December, 2018.


Everyone likes attention and most everyone wants to look attractive. These are normal desires, but some people take this to the extreme. These individuals have a pervasive and consistent pattern of seeking attention and dramatic, excessively emotional behaviors. They often dress and behave in provocative, dramatic ways to get attention from others. Personality is a habitual patterns and qualities of behavior of any individual as expressed by physical and mental activities and attitudes, distributive individual qualities of a person. Histrionic Personality Disorder (HPD) is characterized by a pattern of excessive emotionality and attention seeking including an excessive need for approval and inappropriate seductiveness. HPD is often a life-long condition. This is due to the difficulties in diagnosing or treating HPD, as well as people's reluctance to seek help for the disorder. It can be disruptive to daily functioning, particularly in social and occupational settings. This can trigger more serious mental health complications. Many individuals with HPD are often able to live relatively normal lives. Nurses are playing important role in identifying and treating person with Histrionic Personality Disorder. Early identification Proper assessment and treatment will help the people to overcome with this disorder.



Personality, Psychoanalytical, Psychotherapy, Mnemonic, HPD, ICD-10, DSM IV-TR.


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