Histrionic personality disorder

Histrionic PD has the highest median prevalence rate (2 per cent). A study by Nestadt et al./11 carried out at the Baltimore (Maryland) site of the Epidemiologic Catchment Area Program, ascertained the prevalence of histrionic PD in the community. The authors found a prevalence of 2.1 per cent in the general population, with virtually identical rates in men and women. No significant differences were found in terms of race and education, but the prevalence was significantly higher among separated and divorced persons. It should be noted that the study derived the diagnosis from instruments not originally intended to diagnose personality disorders; it might be possible that, in some cases, this study has identified personality traits rather than 'true' PDs.

Breaking Bulimia

Breaking Bulimia

We have all been there: turning to the refrigerator if feeling lonely or bored or indulging in seconds or thirds if strained. But if you suffer from bulimia, the from time to time urge to overeat is more like an obsession.

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