hebephrenia hebephrenia

Definition(s):

  • (n) a form of schizophrenia characterized by severe disintegration of personality including erratic speech and childish mannerisms and bizarre behavior; usually becomes evident during puberty; the most common diagnostic category in mental institutions

Usage(s):

  1. Several cases suffered from hebephrenia or catatonic schizophreniaconditions that are notoriously resistant to any treatment.
  2. It sounds curiously unsteady, as if the poor girl in the song were cracking up under the strain, or suffering from hebephrenia.
  3. In two incredible days of financial hebephrenia, the cavernous trading room echoed with delirious shouts and yells so loud that it was hard for brokers to talk to one another.
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