hebephrenia

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἥβη (hḗbē, youthful beauty) (also Ἥβη (Hḗbē, the goddess Hebe)) + φρήν (phrḗn, mind).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /hiːbɪˈfriːnɪə/

Noun[edit]

hebephrenia (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) A type of mental disorder occurring during puberty.
  2. (clinical psychology) A form of schizophrenia characterised by inappropriate behaviour and emotional responses.

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