hebephrenia

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Etymology[edit]

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

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  • IPA(key): /hiːbɪˈfriːnɪə/

Noun[edit]

hebephrenia ‎(countable and uncountable, plural hebephrenias)

  1. (obsolete) A type of mental disorder occurring during puberty.
  2. (clinical psychology) A form of schizophrenia characterised by inappropriate behaviour and emotional responses.
    Sir: drinking is a problem without doubt:
    Whether or not we like it, whether or not
    The goddamn thing will put you on the spot
    With heebiejeebies hebephrene or gout:
    Or lumbago will set you tapping out
    On brass ferrule to stool, to rest, to rot.

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