Meaning of hebephrenia

he•be•phre•ni•a

Pronunciation: (hē"bu-frē'nē-u), [key]
— n. Psychiatry.
  1. a type of schizophrenia characterized by emotionless, incongruous, or silly behavior, intellectual deterioration, and hallucinations, frequently beginning insidiously during adolescence.
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