Archive Of Standardized Exam Questions: Histrionic Personality Disorder


This page is dedicated to organizing various examples of standardized exam questions whose answer is histrionic personality disorder. While this may seem a odd practice, it is useful to see multiple examples of how histrionic personality disorder will be characterized on standardized exams (namely the boards and the shelf exams). This page is not meant to be used as a tradition question bank (as all of the answers will be the same), however seeing the classic “test” characterization for a disease is quite valuable.


Question # 1

A 25-year-old woman begins seeing a therapist because she feels alone. Her speech is excessively impressionistic and lacks any specific details. She flirts constantly with the therapist, and tells him she is “very hurt” when he does not mention her new outfits or hairstyles during their visits together. What is the likely diagnosis for this patient?


Page Updated: 09.20.2016