phreno-, phren-, phreni-, phrenico-, phrenic-, -phrenia, -phrenic, -phrenically

(Greek: mind, brain; the midriff or the diaphragm; mental disorder)

aphrenia, aphrenous
An early term for insane.
A person with a superior intellect.
Superior thinking or intellect.
1. Slowness in thinking; a sluggish mentality.
2. Slowed thought processes which can be a side effect of certain psychiatric medications.
Slowness of thought or fatigability of initiative, resulting from depression or central nervous system disease. It is used by some psychiatrists as the equivalent of mental retardation, by others as the equivalent of psychomotor retardation.
cacophrenia, cacophrenic
Bad or dysfunctional thinking.
cacophrenic (adjective), more cacophrenic, most cacophrenic
Pertaining to a mental illness: Tom's wife was having a cacophrenic condition after doing too much exercise at the fitness studio.
castrophrenia, castraphrenia
1. A morbid fear or delusion, occasional in schizophrenic patients, that their thoughts are being sucked out of their brains by enemies.
2. Etymology: castrate plus -phrenia, "mental disorder".
costophrenia, costophrenic
A reference to the diaphragm and the ribs.
A reference to the ribs and diaphragm.
A peaceful state of mind following a pleasant dream.
gastrophrenia, gastrophrenic
A reference to the stomach and to the diaphragm.
hebeophrenia, hebephreniac, hebephrenic
1. Disorganized schizophrenia.
2. A form of insanity incident to the age of puberty.
3. Applied to the insanity of pubescence.
hebephrenia, hebephrenic
1. Adolescent insanity. Coined by the German psychiatrist Ewald Hecker in 1871.
2. A pubescent or adolescent psychological disorder characterized by silly behavior, volatile emotions, hallucinations, and mental deterioration.
3. From a psychiatric dictionary: A syndrome characterized by shallow and inappropriate affect, giggling, and silly, regressive behavior and mannerisms; a subtype of schizophrenia now renamed disorganized schizophrenia.
A term for simple schizophrenia.

Inter-related cross references, directly or indirectly, involving the "mind, mental" word units: anima-; anxi-; deliri-; hallucina-; menti-; moro-; noo-; nous; psych-; thymo-2.