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Related to histrionic personality disorder: borderline personality disorder, Narcissistic personality disorder, Schizoid personality disorder, Avoidant personality disorder, Dependent personality disorder

histrionic

adjective affected, aiming for effect, dramatic, embroidered, exaggerated, exhibitionistic, mannered, melodramatic, orotund, ostentatious, overacted, pretentious, self-conscious, showy, stagy, stilted, striving for effect, theatric, theatrical, unnatural
See also: demonstrative, orotund
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Regarding personality disorders, we did not find a reliable data in terms of histrionic personality disorder prevalence in Iranian population neither in forensic centers of the country.
Many clinicians historically just followed the symptoms in an attempt to treat patients with personality disorders, perhaps leaning toward atypical antipsychotics for Cluster A disorders (paranoid personality disorder, schizoid personality disorder, and schizotypal personality disorder); anticonvulsants and mood stabilizers for Cluster B (antisocial personality disorder, borderline personality disorder, histrionic personality disorder, and narcissistic personality-disorder); and maybe antidepressants and/or anxiolytic agents for Cluster C disorders (avoidant personality disorder, dependent personality disorder, and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder).
Police, who say Ms Bracht has a histrionic personality disorder, won a High Court case yesterday to release pictures.