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Heebie jeebies

Posted by Angela Clark on September 06, 2009 at 09:58

As a former undergraduate psychology major, I was taught that the phrase "heebie jeebies" was a way of describing the behavior associated with Hebephrenic Schizophrenia. This sub-type of schizophrenia was named after the Greek goddess of youth, Hebe, due to the early onset of the disease in young adults.