positive symptom

positive symptom

one of the acute or florid symptoms of schizophrenia, including hallucinations, delusions, thought disorder, loose associations, ambivalence, or affective lability.

positive symptom

a symptom of the acute phase of schizophrenia. Compare negative symptom.

positive symptom

Psychiatry A symptom due to mental distortion, typical of schizophrenia–eg, perceptual distortions–hallucinations, inferential thinking–delusions, disorganized thinking, agitation Sx are “positive” because the behavior adds to what is considered normal. See Positive & Negative Symptom Scale, Schizophrenia. Cf Negative Sx.

pos·i·tive symp·tom

(poz'i-tiv simp'tŏm)
One of the acute or florid symptoms of schizophrenia, including hallucinations, delusions, thought disorders, loose associations, ambivalence, or affective lability.
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We're getting positive symptom response plus cognitive improvement.
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