Definition of Hebephrenic

1. Adjective. Suffering from a form of schizophrenia characterized by foolish mannerisms and senseless laughter along with delusions and regressive behavior.

Similar to: Insane
Derivative terms: Hebephrenia



Definition of Hebephrenic

1. Adjective. Pertaining to, or characteristic of, hebephrenia. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hebephrenic

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Hebephrenic

1. Relating to or characterised by hebephrenia. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hebephrenic

hebdomadaries
hebdomadary
hebdomads
hebdomatical
hebe
hebe-
heben
hebenon
hebenons
hebens
hebephile
hebephiles
hebephrenia
hebephrenias
hebephrenic (current term)
hebephrenic schizophrenia
hebephrenics
hebes
hebesphenomegacorona
hebetant
hebetate
hebetated
hebetates
hebetating
hebetation
hebetations
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hebetude

Literary usage of Hebephrenic

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1. Études sur la Queste del saint graal attribuée à Gautier Map by Albert Pauphilet, Colonel Bell Burr, Ernst Ziegler, Douglas Symmers (1921)
"In the hebephrenic form the patient develops reserve, shyness, and depression, is easily embarrassed, shuns company, is deeply religious, devotes himself to ..."

2. A Clinical Manual of Mental Diseases by Francis Xavier Dercum (1917)
"DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE SIMPLE OR hebephrenic FORM The symptomatology of dementia ... hebephrenic ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"These simple demented and hebephrenic types go on to delusional expressions of a most bizarre type ... These hebephrenic types ? gradually get more and more ..."

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