Meaning of HEBEPHRENIA in English

HEBEPHRENIA

— hebephrenic /hee'beuh fren"ik/ , adj.

/hee'beuh free"nee euh/ , n. Psychiatry.

a type of schizophrenia characterized by emotionless, incongruous, or silly behavior, intellectual deterioration, and hallucinations, frequently beginning insidiously during adolescence.

[ 1880-85; hebe- (see HEBETIC) + -PHRENIA ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .