The Movie a Beautiful mind is about a genius mathematician, named John Nash. Unfortunately, enough for him his future is not as bright as his genius like capabilities. He attends Princeton as a graduate student who believes that his genius like abilities are at a higher-level than the rest of his class, not only them but his professors His monumental talents of code breaking in mid thought are one for the records.. When settling in to his single while glaring out the window to gaze at an interactive social scene Nashes imaginary roommate Charles appears.Charles is a very nice mine who is full of life and usually only appears when Nash is stressed. Nash does not attend class only for the pure reason that he feels it is of no help and only deter him. In turn Nash is approached by the head master who tells him before he works he must finish his thesis paper. Nash decides to work on something never thought about, an original theory. His original theory and it disproved the original theory of game theory. He added to the concept of governing dynamics. He was then forth appointed at MIT. He also works for pentagon and helps them break codes.On his second trip to the pentagon Nash runs into what he thinks is an agent and follows him to his headquarters where he gives Nash an implant which secretly ties him to his agency. Nash in the long run gets in over his head. His work for the secret agent intensifies when he is on a high speed chase only to see that the two men chasing them are killed by William Parcher, the secret agent Nash works for. He is then slowly but surely going insane leaving his wife Alicia to check Nash into a psychiatric hospital. Nash Then comes to the realization with the help of his wife that Parcher, Charles, and Marci are all a figment of his imagination.He gets out and quickly relapses by not taking his antipsychotic medication. After an altercation with his wife Nash realizes that he Marci is not real and this told Alicia that her husband is recovering at his own pace. He ages and then is assisted back into the real world by his wife Alicia. Although after he says by to his hallucinations they never leave him. He learns to ignore them. They don’t respect his wishes and stay with him until he is old and possibly when he dies. Although he goes crazy on occasions when let out of the house. He is able the control his psychotic episodes more than before.Nash incurs his psychosis late in life. Although it does not show what triggered it I am sure that his loneliness had a lot to do with the formation of scytzoprainia. Nashes first delusion was in a form of a roommate named Charles. This was a positive delusion who only helped Nash relieve stress. When Nash ends of smashing his head on the mirror because he is frustrated Charles takes him out of his element in an effort for Nash to be relieved of his stress. Another delusion was one that takes on the role of William Parcher, a secret government agent. He was a negative dellision as he made Nash believe that he works for him as a spy.Parcher was the negative side of Charles thoughts while working for the pentagon he became suspicious as to why they has him break codes. Parcher satisfied Nashe’s thoughts. He had Nash find codes in magazines, and newspapers and then mails his gatherings to Washington D. C. daily. With Parcher came thoughts of paranoia. ashes appearance was bad as he did not shower neither sleep or eat because of constant thoughts of paranoia. Nashes living conditions were good as well as for Alicia his wife they were able to afford a wife, who in turn had his child. His delusions caused Nash to miss work.Nash could not leave his house without thoughts of people following him. His third delusion came in the form of Charles niece whose mom was killed in an accident. He becomes entrenched in this lovely little girl who welcomes Nash with love. At his speech in Harvard Nash believes that soviets are after him but in actuality they are hospital faculty. Nash is medicated and eventually discharged from the hospital. He ends up relapses and at the peak of his relapse realizes years has passed but his dillision Marci has never aged. Thereforth he thanks Charles for being a good friend, say bye to Marci, and ignores Parcher.His realization that he must move forward and say good bye to things that are not real to his life was a pivotal move for Nash. His delusions Unfortunately do not respect Nashes wish. With age Nash learns to ignore his delusions, and eventually awarded Nobel Prize for his revolutionary work in game theory. This was a pivotal point in Nashes life and made him feel honored. John Nash has a series of symptoms that will be with him throughout the movie. He begins with seeing codes in mid air of solutions to problems. This is genius but is deviant as it is what gets Nash in trouble later on life.Although this is a unique gift, it is not normal and also a contributory part of his delusions. Without code breaking abilities he would not be needed to work for the pentagon. He will not be a called a beautiful mind as he will be simple, and possibly would not have schizophrenia. Nashes maladaptive behavior is seeing imaginary people. This is not normal for people to have imaginary friends. Early in the movie as Nash moves in to his dorm room he is met by his lively imaginary roommate named Charles. Charles usually helps Nash in stressful situations and keeps him relaxed.Later in the movie he meets Charles niece, Marci who then forth is with Charles everywhere he goes. William Parcher is another imaginary person that shows up after john has successfully broke codes for the pentagon. As John Nash wonders whether his second trip to the pentagon has to do with a Russion invasion. Parcher later confirms Nashes theory and has him work for him as a code breaker. Nash agrees not knowing the consequences, and in turn has an imaginary microchip implanted in his arm. He then has a rude awakening when his delusions of Russians chasing him are set into place.Russians chase him and Parcher only to be later killed by Parcher. His delusions and paranoia intensify when he finds that if he escapes from ties with Parcher he is by himself. Scared to die Nash continues to help Parcher. Nash suffered the most emotionally when he was wrong and unable to find solutions. When he lost a game of checkers with his fellow graduate school rival he trapped himself in his room for two days straight, with no food, and just did math problems. Later in the movie when let out from the mental hospital he irrationally did not take his medications because it was interfering with his genius like abilities of seeing codes.With his medication he would zone out and the delusions came back as it I shown when almost drowned his child. His unpredictable behavior was when he realized that he was going to lose the love of his life if he didn’t try to cope with his disorder. For the time being he snapped out of his zombie like ways and began to show signs of recovery. Nash is socially awkward, so it was surprising that he found someone who liked his attributes. In the beginning of the movie when the professor was speaking to the graduate class you could tell at that point that he was different.While everyone was interested in what the professor had to say with eye contact, Nash had his hands interlocked, and his head down. These symptoms are slowly deteriorating Nash and also his family as his wife is finding it impossible to control her husband’s sudden psychotic episodes. She does not know the new man but misses the man that she has once married. Nash consistently hides from her and is unable to reveal his secrets until finally she results to calling the psychiatric hospital. Nash comes home after being heavily medicated and seems heartless even more than before as he hold his baby with no compassion what so ever.It was as if his baby fell on the floor he would still be as if in a trance. He daily struggles with the delusions that will not leave him. Nashes Wife takes care of him as she gives him his daily medication feeds him and makes sure he is clothed. Nash is unable to get a job as he tries day in and day out to get a position but is unfortunately taking over by delusions. Nashes symptoms deter him in the worst way possible from living a normal live. In the end he gets a job at Princeton. He learns how to deal with his hallucinations. With old age his mental illness becomes more tolerable.Early in his life his delusions were not as detrimental, being that it served as more as an aid than a distraction. Charlie only appeared when Nash was stressed. He was more of a positive delusion. Nashes symptoms got worse with the arrival of government agent William Parched. Nash is influenced by Parcher and has one of two choices which are he can either work for Parcher or die. He goes to MIT several times for a teaching position and fails miserably. His delusions get the best of him and he looks deranged yelling at his delusions.While in school he does not attend any of his classes because he believes that classes only make you dumber. The headmaster tells him that he should do a thesis because Nash has not showed up to class, or do any of the assignments. Nash spends time writing mathematical solutions on the windows in his dorms. Nash finds it hard to meet girl. He is blunt and doesn’t sensor his sexual thoughts when talking to the girl he meets at the pool hall. He also spends most of his leisure time with Charlie not knowing that Charlie is not real. Since Charlie is nice to him he is out of touch with reality not know what it’s like to have a real friend.Nash is not as financially privileged like most but claims that he is well balanced. This false diagnosis of him is what sets Nash outside from being normal His first grade teacher thought otherwise, as she said that he had 2 helpings of brain, but half a helping of heart. He say’s in the movie that people do not like him and neither does he like people. He does not even introduce himself when meeting part of his graduate class. I would think if you don’t put yourself out their then no one will want to get to know you. This uneven balance should deter Nash’s life in the future.His behavior became irrational, when he told his wife that there was an organization out for his demise. He would relatively spend a portion of his day driving to a so called secret house mailing letters to Washington d. c saying that he was part of a secret organization. There after he was admitted to McLean Hospital and after he was relieved he thought it was in his best notion to quit work at MIT. In the “Beautiful mind” not much of Nashes background life was mentioned, but from what was said was that he was a genius with no heart. This has a great deal to do with why Nash turned out the way he did.Living with a society that highly depends of friends you must adapt to forms of sociability. It seems to me that as a young man Nash did not have many friends and kept to himself. His friend was math. In a society where people got out relieving stress it seemed to me that Nash did not. He believed that he had a normal life. In his eyes he saw it as normal because there was nobody to talk to. There was one to tell him that most of society is not as committed to logic as he was. It seemed that he had bottled up stress for so long that it finally erupted when he was put into a social setting.Nash might have though himself to be perfectly fine, but what he does was not normal to society. All he did was find solutions for everything and when your solution based you’re imbalanced to the rest of society. The only leisure time Nash had was with a fictional depiction of a friend. This is not normal for someone in college to have an imaginary friend. He wrote solutions and formed a formula for a mug on the windows of his dorm. This will be looked at as maladaptive deviancy. Later when working for Parcher he had hundreds of magazines and newspapers of codes in his office.Nashes background has a great deal to do with the person he became. The onset of abnormal behavior could have easily been analyzed and suppressed so that in the future his psychosis could not have been as server as it was. John Nash is paranoid schizophrenic. The symptoms that Nash experienced were that of hallucinations, and disorganized Speech. After the imaginary wild speed chase where he is almost supposedly killed his paranoia increased. After his fake assignment brought upon by William Parcher to look for patterns in newspapers and find codes Nash becomes paranoid, and thinks Russians are looking for him.It is only during the time of his speech at Harvard when Alicia calls the psychiatric clinic. While giving the speech Nash is incoherent and not making any sense. The psychiatric faculty gets Nash off stage and Nash in turn believes that he is being chased by soviet spies. While incarcerated Nash cuts his arm to find the implant that he received at the pentagon. He obvisously did not find an implant as they were part of his delusions After Alicia retrieved all the letters from the secret mailbox and showed Nash, he then knew that everything that he thought was real was just a figment of his imagination.He then agreed to get help and take antipsychotic medication. He was released after shock therapy and went home with Alicia and their baby girl. The adverse affects of the medication Nash was taking caused a decrease in sexual and emotional relationship with his wife. The worst effect was that it caused him to lose his genius like abilities of seeing codes. He then decides to stop taking his medication which ultimately causes a relapse in which he almost drowns his daughter while baiting her. Alicia returns in shock from what she saw in the shed of the reoccurrence of the code finding newspapers Parcher made Nash do.His only response was that Charles was watching the baby. Alicia runs to the phone to call the hospital and Parcher appears telling Nash to kill his wife. Parcher points a gun at his wife then Nash lunges to supposedly save his wife. His wife is scared and runs away then is stopped by Nash in front of her car. He has an epiphany that Marci is a hallucination because she never gets old. He then says buy to the hallucinations forever, but they don’t seem to get the point. They still followed him regardless coming and going when they pleased.As an old man he arrives at Princeton for a job. He is giving one by Martin Henson and old graduate school rival/ buddy. He ends up fighting with his hallucinations in front of the school and is encouraged to try again by his wife. He eventually keeps calm and is able to work out side of the library and audit classes. In time he comes to his rightful duties of teaching. Nashes paranoid schizophrenia is so obvious. All the symptoms are perfectly linked as Nash had problems meeting girls. His behavior when approaching women is undesirable for a guy to have when meeting women.His body mannerisms are not normal as he does not show any eye contact with a bad poster when talking to women. This type of behavior is common with people who have schizophrenia. Lucky for Nash he found a wife who shared some of his weird ways and loved for his personality. Later on as schizophrenia worsened he was unable to have a stable relationship with his wife. Another prognosis was increased suspiciousness. His suspicions were that the soviets were after him. He hid out in his room unable to eat sleep in an attempt to not be found. He also thought himself to be smarter than everyone else in college.He lost a game at table checkers which had him in shock. Nash also had cognitive skills. This is also a symptom of paranoid schizophrenia. When he realizes Marci never ages is a great example. This something that other subtypes of schizophrenia lack, this is paranoid schizophrenia is the most desirable. The treatment I would use for Nash is long term institutionalization. Since there are adverse effects to using medication and it is affecting his ability to have any emotional or social connectives. I would use medication when worst comes to worst and his schizophrenia is as bad as it gets.I would leave him in the psychiatric institution until I am sure he is ready to go back into society. When Nash is released from the institution I would try to movie to a less industrialized country, such as India.
The levels of expressed emotion are not as high there as in the U. S. , so this will mean that there will be a faster recovery than in the same place that he has been living. If he moves this also means new faces which alluding bad memories from affecting Nashes recover Process. Family therapy is another great approach to help relieve Nashes schizophrenic episodes. This can better tellAlicia what to expect when dealing with Nash, and how to help him in the recovery process. I will also Keep Nash involved in community work where he can best be distracted from his problem. Then when I am sure that he is ready to enter into society I will make sure he has something productive to do. The last form of treatment when all fails is I will use the second generation antipsychotic medication. This is not as strong as narcoleptics but has a higher level of recovery. I will either proscribe Nash haldol, or thorazine. I will proscribe him a low dose in and eventually he will want to be weaned of medication.I will love to treat Nash to the best of my ability making sure he has all of his attributes and has a chance of normal living. Most hospitals unfortunately over medicate and do not know how to deal with patients in a relapsed state. This does tot cure the problem it only suppresses it for the time being. While Nash is being institutionalized I will make sure a therapist see’s him every day with enlightenment on his disorder encouraging him that it will get better in time. All people need during their time of suffering is a support system.It seems hard to convince them they believe everything is delusions being that they think that you don’t believe that they see and hear things. They in time will understand that they are delusional. I will make sure the psychiatrist seeing Nash is persistent. I would temporarily recommend that Nash moves to a new a town. A town that is not as industrialized, which will contain low levels of sociability. This in return gives chance a better chance of recovery. Being thrown into a situation that requires you to be socially proactive could lead to the possibility of a relapse.He can slowly be adjusted to having guests. I will ask that Nashes wife brings one guest at a time. The guest has to be positive and understand Nashes circumstances. As he gets used to this guest in an ample amount of time you can increase the number of guests and eventually Nash will adjust. After a couple mounts of rest I would advise that Nash be put back to work. This will focus Nashes energy on something productive. He could even take on hobbies, and have leisure time. He can play chess for fun. With most people with schizophrenia they lose interest real quick and this and this sets them back.If they are reluctant give them a break but then reasserts the fact that they must got out and keep active in order to face their disorder. The Movie the beautiful mind is a depiction of someone who suffers from the illness paranoid schizophrenia. This depiction of schizophrenia is close to the DSM-1VTR definition but leaves out surprising parts of this disease. This mental disorder onset is mostly in the tees. With quick detection of this sickness in time it will be fixed. I hope I enlightened you on schizophrenia. Nash in real life beat his disease and currently does not take medications.He believes that there are adverse effects of taking medication and should only be taking as a last resort. Paranoid Schizophrenia affects many and should be taking seriously. From watching this movie I learned to treat everyone no matter, race gender or disability as they treat you. That I am blessed for what I have a saddened at what others doesn’t have.
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