This topic contains 2 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by Norm+Lillian 3 years, 9 months ago. Viewing 3 posts - 1 through 3 (of 3 total) Author Posts August 12, 2014 at 11:44 pm #550 g5dahlParticipant Anyone have any advice for working with histrionic personality disorder? They need support and affirmation but how to give it without feeding the disorder? The disorder is often caused by deep abandonment issues.They simply can’t control their need for affirmation and attention. It makes their lives very difficult due to constant abandonment from those around them. It also makes the lives of carers and other family members difficult. How can you convince them you will not abandon them AND still live with the behaviours? Advice most welcome! August 16, 2014 at 11:34 am #967 Norm+LillianAmbassador A frustrating question for sure. Not having come across this disorder before, I Googled it as you probably have already done. As there does not appear to be any self help group either, maybe there are some other carers out there that might be able to share ideas with. My initial thoughts were make sure that boundaries are always firmly in place as this can reassures children and makes them feel safe. Sorry I cannot offer more helpful advise. September 10, 2014 at 5:18 am #551 AliceParticipant If you are talking about a child in your care, I would think you need to seek professional advice . Sounds like some very complex issues I hope you are getting plenty of support. Author Posts Viewing 3 posts - 1 through 3 (of 3 total) The forum ‘Medical & Health’ is closed to new topics and replies.