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- 1. hebephrenia, hebephrenic schizophrenia, disorganized schizophrenia, disorganized type schizophrenia, schizophrenia, schizophrenic disorder, schizophrenic psychosis, dementia praecox
- usage: 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
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See also: hebephrenia (Dictionary)