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

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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An association was found between Competitive learning style and global psychological distress, with Competitive learners exhibiting more psychological distress specifically in the areas of phobic anxiety, paranoid ideation, psychoticism and positive symptom distress.
Based on a recent analysis of 19 clinical trials, Tarrier and Wykes (2004) reported an effect size difference between CBT and comparison conditions of .37 at post-treatment on positive symptom measures, which represents a modest treatment effect.
"Most individuals with this positive symptom schizophrenia are able to function in society and hold down jobs."
His positive symptom score was 48 as assessed by the Scale for Assessment of Positive Symptoms (SAPS) and negative symptom score as assessed by the Scale for Assessment of Negative Symptoms (SANS) was 29.
This instrument is composed of 53 items, rated on a Likert scale of five grades (0 "rarely" to 4 "very often"), nine dimensions and three global indexes which express psychometric ratings of emotional distress: global severity index (GSI), positive symptoms total (PSTI) and positive symptom distress index (PSDI).
The severity of patients' psychotic symptoms were reflected by positive symptom factor scores, negative symptom factor scores, general psychopathological scale factor scores and the total scores of PANSS.
It also includes seven additional items that together make up the Additional Scale, exploring aspects of diet and sleep; and three Global Scores: Global Severity Index (GSI), a general, non-specific measure of the intensity of overall psychological and psychosomatic distress; the Positive Symptom Total (PST), or sum of affirmative responses, refers to the breadth and diversity of psychopathology; and last, the Positive Symptom Distress Index (PSDI) indicates average symptom severity.
"A positive symptom index for nonacid reflux directs the selection of patients who will benefit from antireflux surgery," Radu Tutuian, M.D., and associates wrote in a poster at the 13th United European Gastroenterology Week.
To illustrate how the test is performed, we present the data shown in table 1 which compares positive symptom scores on the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS) between the experimental group and the control group, each of which had 10 patients each.
"Maulana Samiul Haq is expected to play role in the talks as Sheikh Khalid Haqqani is very close to the latter" the analyst said adding that TTP's meeting can be taken positive symptom if it is as reported.
It consists of 53 items covering nine symptom dimensions: Somatization, Obsession-Compulsion, Interpersonal Sensitivity, Depression, Anxiety, Hostility, Phobic anxiety, Paranoid ideation and Psychoticism; and three global indices of distress: Global Severity Index, Positive Symptom Distress Index, and Positive Symptom Total.
Among these patients, a positive symptom index occurred with nonacid reflux in 45% and with acid reflux in 10%.

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