Why the Histrionic Personality Disorder Should Not Be in the DSM: A New Taxonomic and Moral Analysis


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The scene was pleasant on both sides. A cruder lover would have lost the view of her pretty ways and attitudes, and spoiled all by stupid attempts at caresses, utterly destructive of the drama. Grancourt preferred the drama. Gwendolen … found her spirits rising … as she played at reigning. Perhaps if Klesmer had seen more of her in this unconscious kind of acting, instead of when she was trying to be theatrical, he might have rated her chances [on stage] higher.The histrionic personality disorder (HPD) stands at the intersection of ethics, ontology, and philosophy of psychiatry. Although HPD is a rarely probed diagnosis, it brings into relief the problems of gender and values in diagnosis, as well as nosological ..
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