All this time I thought I was simply doodling, but really I was diagnosing:

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, a widely used manual for diagnosing mental disorders, defines histrionic personality disorder as a pervasive pattern of excessive emotionality and attention seeking, beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts, as indicated by five (or more) of the following:

1. is uncomfortable in situations in which he or she is not the center of attention


2. interaction with others is often characterized by inappropriate sexually seductive or provocative behavior


3. displays rapidly shifting and shallow expression of emotions


4. consistently uses physical appearance to draw attention to self


5. has a style of speech that is excessively impressionistic and lacking in detail


6. shows self-dramatization, theatricality, and exaggerated expression of emotion


7. is suggestible, i.e., easily influenced by others or circumstances


Get well soon, Brit!

11 comments

  1. Bea Gass // January 4, 2008 at 2:40 PM

    fantabulous!!

  2. Chloé // January 4, 2008 at 3:21 PM

    Bravo! Bravissimo!

  3. thehoustongirl // January 4, 2008 at 3:22 PM

    LOVE your blog! This is thehoustongirl from Dlisted.com...it's a madhouse over there! keep up the good work and have a wonderful Friday!

    -thehoustongirl

  4. Original Settler // January 4, 2008 at 3:28 PM

    you've cracked the code! why aren't you talking about this on E! ?

  5. jay are // January 4, 2008 at 6:18 PM

    By George I think you've got it! Can Dr. Doodle prescribe meds?

  6. Alexis // January 4, 2008 at 8:21 PM

    I bow down before you.

  7. Mikaela // January 4, 2008 at 9:06 PM

    Amazing diagnosis, Dr. Doodlewhore! Seriously, what is wrong with her? I my self have never been a fan, but I really think she needs to get help. Funny but sad.

    Love you!

  8. malilini // January 4, 2008 at 10:22 PM

    It's beautiful though that Britney finally outranked Amy.

    Who do you think will die first?

    Mexican prophet/voodoo/the dude that checks the cards out said Brit would commit suicide in 2008.
    That's giving Amy a run for her money (cocaine?) :D

  9. Doodle Whore // January 4, 2008 at 11:39 PM

    Hey Malalini — Even though I doodle Britney and Amy Wino ad nauseum, I'm really rooting for both of them to survive this madness. Let's hope that this is a wake up call for Brit so she can finally get her life back on track. I think a few weeks in the bin will do her a world of good.

  10. Holy Cuteness // January 5, 2008 at 10:53 AM

    You are so right. You should become a psychologist! :-P

  11. joe*to*hell // January 5, 2008 at 2:17 PM

    i lovvvve that you had the pumpkin om the dashbaord....

    and i think i have that histrionic thing. can i have a diagnosis please