1. Understanding psychosis

Lorenzo's story

LorenzoLorenzo is a 21-year-old university student living with his mother and younger brother. Recently, Lorenzo’s family has noticed that he is not behaving like his usual self. He seems to be very agitated and angry. He has been pacing the house, not sleeping at night, not eating, talking quickly and suspicious of his mother and brother. The other day, he began throwing out all of his and his brother’s belongings, saying things are infected.

 

Consider Lorenzo’s situation as you learn about positive and negative symptoms.