Definitions for hebephreniaˌhi bəˈfri ni ə

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  1. 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

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  1. hebephrenia(Noun)

    A type of mental disorder occurring during puberty.

  2. hebephrenia(Noun)

    A form of schizophrenia characterised by inappropriate behaviour and emotional responses.

  3. Origin: From ἥβη (also Ἥβη) + φρήν.

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