Gender-Typed Behavioral Examples of Histrionic Personality Disorder

  title={Gender-Typed Behavioral Examples of Histrionic Personality Disorder},
  author={June Sprock},
  journal={Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment},
  • J. Sprock
  • Published 1 June 2000
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment
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