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What can I do to treat histrionic personality disorder?
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Default What can I do to treat histrionic personality disorder? - 01-04-2009, 08:17 AM

I was recently diagnosed as a pathological liar with HPD. Is there anything I can do besides therapy?
   
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The problem you have is a situation where treatment is difficult:The cause of this disorder is unknown, but childhood events and genetics may both be involved. It occurs more frequently in women than in men, although some feel it is simply more often diagnosed in women because attention-seeking and sexual forwardness is less socially acceptable for women.People with this disorder are usually able to function at a high level and can be successful socially and at work. They may seek treatment for depression when romantic relationships end.They often fail to see their own situation realistically, instead tending to over dramatise and exaggerate. Responsibility for failure or disappointment is usually blamed on others.Treatment:Treatment is often prompted by depression associated with dissolved romantic relationships. Medication does little to affect this personality disorder, but may be helpful with symptoms such as depression. Psychotherapy may also be of benefit.Individuals who suffer from this disorder are usually difficult to treat for a multitude of reasons. As with most personality disorders, people present for treatment only when stress or some other situational factor within their lives has made their ability to function and cope effectively impossible.They are, however (unlike other people who suffer from personality disorders), much quicker to seek treatment and exaggerate their symptoms and difficulties in functioning. Because they also tend to be more emotionally needy, they are often reluctant to terminate therapy.if what you say is correct about your diagnosis, then what I have said will make sense to you ok?It's about not only accepting, but to agree and follow up with treatment. I believe that you can get help, but you must be honest at all time, (which I know is not easy for you to do). At least you have come this far, and i respect you for this.I will pray that you get the help you need, and will also pray that you continue to work with your therapist.Blessings
   
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