Essay on A Beautiful Mind

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HSP3UI - Movie: A Beautiful Mind

1. Define and explain the term schizophrenia.

Schizophrenia is a mental disorder often characterized by abnormal social behaviour and failure to recognize what is real. Common symptoms include false beliefs, unclear or confused thinking, auditory hallucinations, reduced social engagement and emotional expression, and inactivity. A person with schizophrenia often hears voices, experiences delusions and hallucinations and may believe thoughts, feelings and actions are controlled or shared by someone else.

2. When did John first have symptoms or problems? How long has this been going on?

John went through most if not all the symptoms of schizophrenia. John’s wife, Alicia, who was pregnant
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Alicia is deeply distributed by two of her husband’s activities. Elaborate.

Alicia is deeply distributed by two of her husband’s activities. Firstly, he almost killed his own son. A delusional character was ‘babysitting’ and secondly John had newspaper clippings all over his office which he believed he was doing to help the government agent but in reality it was just a ‘top secret code breaking’ delusion.

9. Write about the two delusional characters. How did Nash learn to cope with this aspect of his illness?

Two delusional characters that Nash learned to cope with are Charles, his roommate at Princeton and Marcee, Charles’ niece. He learned to cope with Marcee when he reasoned that since Marcee did not age, she was not real. He could sense his delusional characters and then later was able to consciously ignore them and they would eventually drift away.

10. What are some ways that John Nash reacted negatively to treatment of his schizophrenia? Some ways that John Nash reacted negatively to the treatment of his schizophrenia was when he fought against his psychologist because he did not think that there was anything wrong with him. Another negative way John reacted to his treatment was when he also stopped taking his medication.

11. Nash’s behaviour deeply affected or negatively impacted a number of people. Choose three who were affected/impacted and elaborate. 1) His colleagues were suspicious o him, because of that they very