hebephrenia

Definitions of hebephrenia
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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

Synonyms:
disorganized schizophrenia, disorganized type schizophrenia, hebephrenic schizophrenia
Type of:
dementia praecox, schizophrenia, schizophrenic disorder, schizophrenic psychosis
any of several psychotic disorders characterized by distortions of reality and disturbances of thought and language and withdrawal from social contact

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