an indicator of schizophrenia which symbolizes an excess or distortion of normal operation, as separate from an insufficiency in or absence of normal operation. Positive forms are inclusive of or delusions, disorganized actions, and manifest conceptual disorganization. Positive forms are more dramatic than their negative counterparts and are less obvious of schizophrenia:

POSITIVE SYMPTOM: "Positive symptoms were conceptualized by a Swiss psychiatrist by the name of Fugen Bleuler."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "POSITIVE SYMPTOM," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/positive-symptom/ (accessed July 15, 2018).