ATTENUATED PSYCHOTIC SYMPTOMS

in schizophrenia or other serious disorders, a reduction in the hallucinations, delusions, bizarre behavior, or conceptual thought problems that are thought to be symptoms of psychosis, and a simultaneous increase in reality-based thinking. See also positive symptom.

ATTENUATED PSYCHOTIC SYMPTOMS: "A person who has previously exhibited psychotic behavior is thought to have attenuated psychotic symptoms when the bizarre displays of behavior decrease in frequency and more normal behaviors occur with frequency."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "ATTENUATED PSYCHOTIC SYMPTOMS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/attenuated-psychotic-symptoms/ (accessed September 25, 2018).
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