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.
    • 1937, Malcolm Lowry, "Prelude To Mammon"
      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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