hebephrenia


he·be·phre·nia

noun \ˌhē-bə-ˈfrē-nē-ə, -ˈfre-nē-\

Definition of HEBEPHRENIA

:  a form of schizophrenia characterized especially by incoherence, delusions lacking an underlying theme, and affect that is usually flat, inappropriate, or silly
he·be·phre·nic \-ˈfre-nik, -ˈfrē-nik\ adjective or noun

Origin of HEBEPHRENIA

New Latin, irregular from Greek hēbētēs young adult (from hēbē youth) + English -phrenia; from the childish behavior which is often found with it
First Known Use: 1883

he·be·phre·nia

noun \ˌhē-bə-ˈfrē-nē-ə, -ˈfren-ē-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HEBEPHRENIA

: a disorganized form of schizophrenia characterized especially by incoherence, delusions which if present lack an underlying theme, and affect that is flat, inappropriate, or silly

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