a form of schizophrenia characterized by childish or silly behavior, disorganized thinking, delusions, and hallucinations, usually beginning in adolescence
Origin of hebephreniaModern Latin ; from Classical Greek h?b?, youth + phr?n, the mind
A type of schizophrenia characterized by disorganized speech and behavior, flat or inappropriate affect, and sometimes silly or inappropriate mannerisms. Also called disorganized schizophrenia.
Origin of hebephreniaGreek h&emacron;b&emacron;, youth (because the onset of the disorder typically occurs in adolescence or young adulthood) + –phrenia.
- (clinical psychology) A form of schizophrenia characterised by inappropriate behaviour and emotional responses.
From Ancient Greek ἥβη (hēbē, “youthful beauty”) (also Ἥβη (Hēbē, “the goddess Hebe”)) + φρήν (phrēn, “mind”).