Definitions for hebephreniaˌhi bəˈfri ni ə
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he•be•phre•ni•aˌhi bəˈfri ni ə(n.)
a form of schizophrenia characterized by emotionless, incongruous, or silly behavior, intellectual deterioration, and hallucinations.
Origin of hebephrenia:
1880–85; < Gk hēbē- (see hebetic ) + -phrenia
he`be•phren′ic-ˈfrɛn ɪk(adj.; n.)
hebephrenia, hebephrenic schizophrenia, disorganized schizophrenia, disorganized type schizophrenia(noun)
a form of schizophrenia characterized by severe disintegration of personality including erratic speech and childish mannerisms and bizarre behavior; usually becomes evident during puberty; the most common diagnostic category in mental institutions
A type of mental disorder occurring during puberty.
A form of schizophrenia characterised by inappropriate behaviour and emotional responses.
Origin: From ἥβη (also Ἥβη) + φρήν.
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