hebephrenia

noun
he·be·phre·nia | \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

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

First Known Use of hebephrenia

1883, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hebephrenia

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

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hebephrenia

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

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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