Go to 'thermo-' entry Go to 'dino-' entry Go to 'chondro-' entry Go to 'aero-' entry Go to '-logy' entry Go to 'thaumato-' entry Go to 'nano-' entry Go to '-sophy' entry Go to 'bucco-' entry Go to '-ism' entry Go to '-lysis' entry Go to 'galacto-' entry Go to '-anthropy' entry Go to 'pneumo-' entry Go to '-ploitation' entry Go to '-lithic' entry Go to '-sepalous' entry Go to 'onco-' entry Go to '-parous' entry Go to 'dermato-' entry Go to 'multi-' entry Go to 'dodeca-' entry Go to '-zoon' entry Go to 'vermi-' entry Go to 'crystallo-' entry Go to 'biblio-' entry Go to 'eco-' entry Go to 'juxta-' entry Go to 'facio-' entry
Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

-phrenia Also -phrenic.

Mental disorder.

[Greek phrēn, mind.]

Examples include schizophrenia (Greek skhizein, to split), a mental disorder involving a breakdown in the relation between thought, emotion, and behaviour; hebephrenia (Greek hēbē, youthful beauty, because it was originally associated with behaviour in puberty), a form of chronic schizophrenia involving disordered thought, inappropriate emotions, hallucinations, and bizarre behaviour; paraphrenia (Greek para, amiss or irregular), a form of mental illness of a paranoid or schizophrenic type. Forms in -phrenic are either nouns indicating a person with the disorder or adjectives relating to it: schizophrenic, hebephrenic.

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