hebephrenia

noun
he·​be·​phre·​nia | \ ˌhē-bə-ˈfrē-nē-ə How to pronounce hebephrenia (audio) , -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

Other Words from hebephrenia

hebephrenic \ ˌhē-​bə-​ˈfre-​nik How to pronounce hebephrenic (audio) , -​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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The first known use of hebephrenia was in 1883

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hebephrenia

noun
he·​be·​phre·​nia | \ ˌhē-bə-ˈfrē-nē-ə How to pronounce hebephrenia (audio) , -ˈfren-ē- How to pronounce hebephrenia (audio) \

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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