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    Old 05-07-2004, 09:36 PM   #1
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    histrionic or bi polar

    i was wondering , is it possible that histrionic personality disorder could be misdiagnosed as bipolar disorder ,or if they are very similar?

     
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    Old 05-08-2004, 01:45 PM   #2
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    Re: histrionic or bi polar

    It's actually more likely that someone would have both..
    I've heard quite often of people who are Bipolar and also have Borderline Personality Disorder for example.
    Since Bipolar Disorder is a chemical imbalance it's entirely possible to have one of the personality disorders, or a physical problem on top of it.
    (not FAIR, but possible!!)

     
    Old 05-08-2004, 06:34 PM   #3
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    Re: histrionic or bi polar

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    i was wondering , is it possible that histrionic personality disorder could be misdiagnosed as bipolar disorder ,or if they are very similar?

    "histrionic" Nerver have seen that one. Sorry

     
    Old 05-09-2004, 08:35 PM   #4
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    Re: histrionic or bi polar

    Individuals with histrionic personality disorder are loud, overly emotionally expressive, and attention seeking. They cry at weddings, embrace people upon greeting them, and act as if they are on stage.

    Individuals with histrionic personality disorder do not feel comfortable unless they are the center of attention. They are flirtatious, sexually seductive and use physical appearance to get people's attention.

    They feel a close bond to someone they have just met and are quick to share personal details of their life with new acquaintances. Others describe them as shallow.

    Im bipolar and ive never been described as shallow, so they are similar, they arent the same thing and i guess youd have to put them side by side and look at the differences to see what makes them different.

     
    Old 05-10-2004, 12:29 PM   #5
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    Re: histrionic or bi polar

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    Individuals with histrionic personality disorder are loud, overly emotionally expressive, and attention seeking. They cry at weddings, embrace people upon greeting them, and act as if they are on stage.

    Individuals with histrionic personality disorder do not feel comfortable unless they are the center of attention. They are flirtatious, sexually seductive and use physical appearance to get people's attention.

    They feel a close bond to someone they have just met and are quick to share personal details of their life with new acquaintances. Others describe them as shallow.

    Im bipolar and ive never been described as shallow, so they are similar, they arent the same thing and i guess youd have to put them side by side and look at the differences to see what makes them different.
    Sheesh! Do they come up with new names every week? I haven't heard of this one, but from reading what you wrote, this just sounds like an extroverted person to me. Just my opinion
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    Old 05-10-2004, 02:40 PM   #6
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    Re: histrionic or bi polar

    i know what you mean, i guess it would have to be just a very extroverted person. but one thing i forgot to mention is that histronic is a personality disorder bipolar is a mood disorder. I dont even know if that makes a difference or not, just remembered that i had forgotten it

     
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