Meaning of HEBEPHRENIA in English

HEBEPHRENIA

[ ˌhi:bɪ'fri:nɪə ]

■ noun a form of chronic schizophrenia involving disordered thought, hallucinations, and bizarre behaviour.

Derivatives

hebephrenic -'frɛnɪk adjective &noun

Origin

C19 (orig. assoc. with behaviour in puberty): from the goddess of youth Hebe + Gk phrēn 'mind' + -ia 1 .

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