Schizophrenia Term Paper by hicaliber

This paper analyzes the development of schizophrenia in John Nash, the main character in Russel Crowe's movie, "A Beautiful Mind."
# 94546 | 1,485 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on May 01, 2007 in Psychology (Disorders) , Film (General) , Drama and Theater (General)

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The paper looks at the movie "A Beautiful Mind" by Russell Crowe that portrays John Nash, a brilliant but eccentric graduate student of mathematics at Princeton University. The paper describes how in spite of Nash's eccentricities, he manages to fall in love, marry, have a child and become a tenured professor. In spite of these accomplishments, the paper shows how paranoid schizophrenia gradually takes hold of him and dominates his life. The paper examines his diagnosis and treatment and explores the condition of schizophrenia in general.

The Subject: John Nash

Sample of Sources Used:

  • American Psychiatric Association. "Schizophrenia." Diagnostic and Statistical Manual IV. Accessed via the Internet 6/2/06. <>
  • Bower, Bruce. 1996. "The birth of schizophrenia: a debilitating mental disorder may take root in the fetal brain." Science News, May 29.
  • Humphrey-Beebe, Lora. 2003. "Theory-based research in Schizophrenia." Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, April.
  • Thompson, Paul, Ph.D. 2002. "Brain Deficit Patterns May Signal Early-Onset Schizophrenia." Psychiatric Times, August.(Thompson, 2002)

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