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  • adj. Pertaining to, or characteristic of, hebephrenia.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as hebephreniac.

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  • adj. suffering from a form of schizophrenia characterized by foolish mannerisms and senseless laughter along with delusions and regressive behavior


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  • Disorganised or hebephrenic schizophrenia is signified by verbal incoherence and moods and emotions not appropriate to a situation.

    Henry’s Demons

  • I had a girlfriend, many, many years ago, who had hebephrenic schizophrenia.

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  • Also, I am fascinated by hebephrenic schizophrenics the most.

    Madness and Survival

  • I'm going absolutely hebephrenic and turning into a white wolf to boot.

    More From This Crazy World

  • M asked me several times what kind of cake I wanted, and I kept replying with a hebephrenic answer borrowed from Charlie Brown Christmases of "a rock".

    RIP Jon Balance

  • The evolution of symptoms in institutionalized hebephrenic/catatonic schizophrenics.

    The Neuropsychiatric Guide to Modern Everyday Psychiatry

  • He had a history of withdrawal and fragmentary delusions, and was diagnosed as schizophrenic of the disorganized or hebephrenic type.

    Body of Evidence

  • It may be hebephrenic (hee'bee-free'nik; "childish mind" G), where one prominent symptom is childish or silly behavior.

    The Human Brain

  • I wonder what Goldberg makes of new revelations that the establishment media deliberately suppressed information about Obama's long and close relationship with Jeremiah Wright, who for 20 years spewed his hebephrenic hatred of


  • [2] The 10th edition of the World Health Organization's International Classification of Disease continues with a hebephrenic schizophrenia subtype.

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  • ...a difference of opinion in which seemed mingled in equal parts patience, ferocity, and complete futility, if not actual hebephrenic dilapidation.

    - Malcolm Lowry, October Ferry to Gabriola

    July 30, 2008