Updated: 3/15/2019
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  • This is Jessica. From a very young age she has watched and learned from her mother who suffers from Histrionic Personality Disorder. On top of her family history of HPD, part of Jessecia's disorder can be explained by genetics. 
  • Histrionic Personality Disorder (HPD) is defined by the American Psychiatric Association as a personality disorder characterized by a pattern of excessive attention-seeking emotion, usually beginning in early adulthood, including inappropriately seductive behavior and an excessive need for approval. 
  • Jessica is confused that she rarely recieves any discipline from her mom when she doesn't clean her room
  • Sometimes Jessica will pretend to have a breakdown in front of her mom, yet she still pays her little to no attention.
  • Children with parents who suffer from HPD may exhibit behavior they learned from their parents. It's possible that a lack of discipline or positive reinforcement of dramatic behavior is a way to get attention from their parents.
  • Jessica often bases her self-esteem on the approval of others. This creates a need to be noticed. Because of this, she may feel like she needs to resort to dramatic antics. 
  • guys! guys! guys! look at me!
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