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Noun: hebephrenic schizophrenia  ,hee-bu'fre-nik ,skit-su'free-nee-u
  1. A form of schizophrenia characterized by severe disintegration of personality including erratic speech and childish mannerisms and bizarre behaviour; usually becomes evident during puberty; the most common diagnostic category in mental institutions
    - hebephrenia, disorganized schizophrenia, disorganized type schizophrenia, disorganised schizophrenia [Brit], disorganised type schizophrenia [Brit]

Type of: dementia praecox, schizophrenia, schizophrenic disorder, schizophrenic psychosis

Encyclopedia: Hebephrenic schizophrenia