Objective. A case is presented of exacerbated schizophrenic symptoms and extreme difficulties in social functioning concurrence with sensitivity and poetic talent.
Case. The case of a 20-year-oldfemale patient suffering from schizophrenia with a complex psychopathological picture is reported from the clinical-descriptive and psychological perspective using the psychodynamic and systemic paradigms. Examples of the patient 's poetry and paintings are enclosed.
Commentary. Schizophrenia should be considered multidimensionally, with individual features of the patient taken into account. A marked severity of schizophrenic symptoms does not have to impair, and may even enhance the patients' ability to express their experiences in poetry.