hebephrenia

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noun he·be·phre·nia \ˌhē-bə-ˈfrē-nē-ə, -ˈfre-nē-\

Definition of hebephrenia

  1. :  a form of schizophrenia characterized especially by incoherence, delusions lacking an underlying theme, and affect that is usually flat, inappropriate, or silly

hebephrenic

play \ˌhē-bə-ˈfre-nik, -ˈfrē-nik\ adjective or noun

Origin and Etymology 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


Medical Dictionary

hebephrenia

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noun he·be·phre·nia \ˌhē-bə-ˈfrē-nē-ə, -ˈfren-ē-\

Medical Definition of hebephrenia

  1. :  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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