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Based On The Book "A Beautiful Mind": John Nash And His Schizophrenia (Movie Review Sample)


This paper is a movie review based on a theme of Schizophrenia.


"A Beautiful Mind": John Nash and His Schizophrenia
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"A Beautiful Mind": John Nash and His Schizophrenia
A beautiful mind is a movie based on the book bearing the same name and is a biopic script based on the life of John Nash, Jr a Nobel winning economist. In the movie, John Nash suffers from paranoid schizophrenia and this movie highlights the symptoms associated with it and the different treatment methods. John goes through episodes of visual and auditory hallucinations and interactions. During his stay at the Princeton University, while battling to develop his thesis, Nash meets faces rejection at a local bar which inspires him in finishing his thesis in mathematical economics. After his studies in Princeton, Nash gets a job in Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He interacts and converses with imaginary people only he can see or hear who are do not exist in the real outside world.
John goes through different treatment procedures whereby during his treatment for hallucination, he encounters different drug-related side effects. The side effects affect his relationship with his wife Alicia and his intellectual ability which leaves him discouraged and stops taking the medication leading to a relapse. Due to the relapse, Nash experiences psychotic episodes but he and his wife agree to live with the condition and accept to say goodbye to his imaginary friends: Parcher, Charles, and Marcee. Nash admits to taking newer medication which has helped him and earns him a job in teaching again and later winning a Nobel Prize. This paper aims to present a reflective case study of a schizophrenic patient as presented in the movie.
Aetiology and Pathophysiology of Schizophrenia
In “A Beautiful Mind” the movie, the leading character John Nash exhibits clear symptoms of schizophrenia which makes him not differentiate what is real and what is not "The theme of this book is the search for a definition of schizophrenia which would encompass its essence and arrive at the core of its significance. While more optimistic view of schizophrenia and its outcome dominante the field now than in the past, there is still great controversy on the nature of its etiology, still largely unknown, its bound- aries, andits nature as a disease. 1. The Concept of Schizophrenia in Europe During the Past One Hundred Years -- 2. Schizophrenia from an American Perspective -- 3. Autism: Core of the Schizophrenic Reaction -- 4. Schizophrenia Is a Word -- 5. Schizophrenia: A Medical View of a Medical Concept -- 6. Schizophrenia and the Disease Model -- 7. The Meaning of Schizophrenia: Compared to What? -- 8. Schizophrenia: An Interpersonal and Kleinian Viewpoint -- 9. The Trouble with Schizophrenia -- 10. Conceptualizations of Human Behavioral Breakdowns: An Analysis Using the Doctrine of Cultural Relativism -- 11. Defining Schizophrenia: A Critique of the Mechanistic Framework -- 12. The Grammar of Schizophrenia -- 13. The Social Construction of Schizophrenia -- 14. Schizophrenia: A Defective, Deficient, Disrupted, Disorganized Construct -- 15. A War of Words? A War of Worlds? The Struggle Over the Definition of Schizophrenia -- 16. Tunnel Vision and Schizophrenia -- 17. Postscript: Premises and Positions".
Paranoid schizophrenia is a mental disease which affects the brain and impairs the perception, concentration levels, and social behaviour of an individual. Since the 2000 there has been significant progress in our understanding of the early presentations, assessment, suspected neuropathology, and treatment of these disorders. Recent technological breakthroughs in basic sciences hold promise for advancing our understanding of the pathophysiology of schizophrenia spectrum disorders. This collective monograph reviewers recent researches regarding the origins, onset, course, and outcome of schizophrenia spectrum disorders. In particular, this book will be illustrate new developments in terms of conceptual models, and research methodology, genetics and genomics, brain imaging and neurochemical studies, neurophysiology and information processing in schizophrenia spectrum disorders patients. Also will be highlighted new developments in our understanding of the childhood psychosis, prodromal and first-episode states, in treatment and rehabilitation. Thus, the purpose of this book is to provide up-to-date overview of the rapid advances made in the clinical and basic science studies supporting our understanding of the relationship between cerebral processes and clinical, cognitive and other presentations of the schizophrenia spectrum disorders. In addition, this book aims to monitor important research developments, which may be relevant to treatment, and rehabilitation of patients.

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