hyperphrenia

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the Greek hyper- (over) + -phren (mind, originally midriff, the supposed seat of the soul) + -ia (indicating a condition or quality).

NounEdit

hyperphrenia (uncountable)

  1. (psychology) A state of mental overactivity such as occurs in flights of ideas or in a manic episode.

ReferencesEdit

  • Coleman Andrew, 2003 Oxfords Dictionary of Psychology, pg. 345.
  • hyperphrenia at Medical dictionary
Last modified on 20 June 2013, at 22:10