hyperphrenia

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Greek hyper- (over) + -phren (mind, originally midriff, the supposed seat of the soul) + -ia (indicating a condition or quality).

Noun[edit]

hyperphrenia (uncountable)

  1. (psychology) A state of mental overactivity such as occurs in flights of ideas or in a manic episode.

References[edit]

  • Coleman Andrew, 2003 Oxfords Dictionary of Psychology, pg. 345.
  • hyperphrenia at Medical dictionary