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Schizophrenia: "A Beautiful Mind"
Examines this disorder within the context of the movie, "A Beautiful Mind".
# 50723 | 1,000 words | 1 source | MLA | 2004 | US
Published on Apr 20, 2004 in Psychology (Disorders) , Film (Analysis, Criticism, Etc.) , Mathematics (General)


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The movie, "A Beautiful Mind", tells the story of Nobel Prize winner John Nash's struggle with schizophrenia. It follows his journey from the point where he is not even aware he has schizophrenia to the point where Nash and his wife find a way to manage his condition. The paper shows that the movie provides a lot of information and insight into the psychological condition of schizophrenia, including information on the symptoms, the treatment and cures, the life for the individual, and for the individual's family. The paper also explains that the movie is effective at demonstrating various concepts related to schizophrenia and provides a fascinating insight into the disease of schizophrenia.

From the Paper:

"This leads to the other important point made from the film, which is that an individual can suffer from schizophrenia and still operate effectively. Nash's life is seen as he returns to the college to teach and continues completing his mathematics work, while still seeing the delusions. This life is clearly far from normal. But for Nash, it also seems the best option. At the end of the movie, it is shown that he has gained the respect of his co-workers. This suggests that with patience and understanding from others, individuals with schizophrenia can live effective lives, while managing their schizophrenia."

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