Can histrionic personality disorder be prevented?

Although prevention of the disorder might not be possible, treatment can allow a person who is prone to this disorder to learn more productive ways of dealing with situations.

Last reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional on 01/23/2018.

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