PRIMARY SYMPTOMS By N., Pam M.S. - April 28, 2013 Also known as fundamental symptoms, primary symptoms are directly tied to a specified disorder. They form the basis of the initial diagnosis. PRIMARY SYMPTOMS: "A primary symptom of near sightedness is the inability to see objects farther away." Related Psychology Terms PRIMARY IDENTIFICATION SCALE OF PRODROMAL SYMPTOMS (SOPS) SECONDARY SYMPTOMS 1 NOT OTHERWISE SPECIFIED (NOS) PRIMARY HYPERSOMNIA PRIMARY THOUGHT DISORDER SCHIZOPHRENIFORM DISORDER PRIMARY BEHAVIOR DISORDER AUTISM PRIMARY CARE PROVIDER (PCP) Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PRIMARY SYMPTOMS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/primary-symptoms/ (accessed May 11, 2021).