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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These included most positive symptom factor items as well as others where conventional antipsychotics typically don't fare very well, such as emotional withdrawal, active social avoidance, anxiety, depression, tension, poor impulse control, hostility, excitement, disturbance of volition, and conceptual disorganization.
With only one exception, (the correlation of the COTE task behavior score with the PANSS positive symptom score) all the correlation coefficients were > 0.
We're getting positive symptom response plus cognitive improvement.
An improvement of at least 2 points on any two of the five positive symptom items on the PANSS at 2 weeks turned out to have virtually the same positive and negative predictive value as a 20% or greater improvement in PANSS total score.
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 positive symptom scores of the PANSS scale were negatively correlated with the Gln concentration in the anterior cingulate cortex (r=-0.
Furthermore, the instrument permits the calculation of the global severity index (GSI), which is a measure of the intensity of global mental and psychosomatic suffering, the positive symptom total (PST) which is the number of symptoms present, and the positive symptom distress index (PSDI).
In the present study there was mean decrease in positive symptom score from baseline to end of the study and there was statistically significant reduction in positive score among both groups.
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.
Given the high burden of TB disease in SA, an initial GXP on all patients with a positive symptom screen for TB is appropriate, despite the cost of the test.
In the study of 1,200 women age 40 to 87, five percent of the responders reported a positive symptom score that indicated the need for further testing.

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