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Histrionic Personality Disorder Statistics

(Also Known As: Depression Statistics, Antisocial Statistics, Histrionic Statistics, Antisocial Personality Statistics, Conversion Disorder Statistics, Somatization Disorder Statistics)

(Reviewed by: Paul Peterson, Licensed Therapist)

How Common Is Histrionic Personality Disorder?

Several studies have recently been conducted to determine the prevalence of personality disorders in the general population of the United States. According to a 2007 study conducted by Lenzenwager and colleagues, 9.1% of the entire population satisfies the DSM-IV criteria for personality disorder. Two smaller studies placed estimates at 9% and 15.7%, respectively 8.

In a 2007 study, 67% of individuals who meet the DSM-IV criteria for Personality Disorder also qualified to the criteria for a minimum of one DSM-IV Axis I disorder. This makes an individual diagnosed with a personality disorder likely to have an Axis I disorder as well.

Another study revealed that 10 to 15% of the general US population is more likely to have multiple personality disorders. HPD accounts for 2 to 3% of those diagnosed with personality disorders. It is more prevalent in women than in men. 9.

Could You Have Histrionic Personality Disorder?

Histrionic Personality Disorder Topics

Related Conditions

Antisocial Personality Disorder - disregard/violation of rights of others, deceitful, manipulative, sociopaths, psychopaths
Borderline Personality Disorder - unstable sense of self, mood instability, distorted identity, dissociation
Dependent Personality Disorder – asthenic personality disorder, difficulty making decisions alone, dependent behavior, lack of self confidence, need for nurturance and attention from others.
Narcissistic Personality Disorder – lack of empathy, grandiosity, pervasive need for admiration, self centeredness