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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A form of schizophrenia characterized by severe disintegration of personality including erratic speech and childish mannerisms and bizarre behavior.

Usage examples (14)
  • Criteria for subtyping schizophrenia: Clinical differentia tion of hebephrenia and paranoid schizophrenia.
  • The earlier literature used paranoid versus nonparanoid (e.g., hebephrenia) (1003) to characterize this dichotomy, whereas the modern literature often refers to it as...
  • Here they show nothing characteristic of the well-known dementing processes, as hebephrenia, for example; but very frequently, although quite young, their entire manner...
  • Let us recall also the mental troubles, the psychoses designated by the name hebephrenia. for more
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