Definition of Hebephrenia

1. Noun. 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.




Definition of Hebephrenia

1. Noun. (obsolete) A type of mental disorder occurring during puberty. ¹

2. Noun. A form of schizophrenia characterised by inappropriate behaviour and emotional responses. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hebephrenia

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Medical Definition of Hebephrenia

1. A syndrome characterised by shallow and inappropriate affect, giggling, and silly, regressive behaviour and mannerisms; a subtype of schizophrenia now renamed disorganised schizophrenia. Origin: G. Hebe, puberty, + phren, the mind (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Hebephrenia

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1. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans G√ľnther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"(a) hebephrenia The picture may be that of a simple progressive dementia, or of a dementia complicated l>y episodic states of depression, excitation, ..."

2. A Treatise on nervous and mental diseases by Landon Carter Gray (1893)
"hebephrenia is easily distinguished from mania, melancholia, insanity, or primary dementia. It has not the true continuous, intelligent sadness of ..."

3. Text-book of Psychiatry: A Psychological Study of Insanity for Practitioners by Emanuel Mendel (1907)
"The peculiar course of such psychoses appearing at the time of puberty has been designated by the names of hebephrenia (Kahlbaum, Hecker) and katatonia ..."

4. Mental Diseases & Their Homoeopathic Treatment, for the Student by William Morris Butler (1910)
"It has been divided into three forms: hebephrenia. Catatonia. Paranoid forms. ETIOLOGY Pre-eminently a disease of the developmental period, more than sixty ..."

5. Studies in Clinical Psychiatry by Lewis Campbell Bruce (1906)
"... but may occur in adult life or even later, hebephrenia is essentially a disease of early adolescence, and never occurs in the adult . ..."

6. Practice of Medicine by Walter Sands Mills (1915)
"hebephrenia. Definition: According to Kraepelin this form is characterized by the gradual or subacute development of a simple, more or less profound, ..."

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