This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

A Case Study Of John Forbes Nash Junior From A Beautiful Mind

886 words - 4 pages

Introduction
The film, A Beautiful Mind (2001) is the fictional account of the life of a mathematician and the Nobel Prize-winning economist, John Forbes Nash, Jr. in his struggles with schizophrenia. The film was inspired from the unauthorized biography of the same name written by Sylvia Nasar (Wikipedia). Schizophrenia is a chronic brain disorder through which a person has difficulty in interpreting reality which may result to the combinations of hallucinations, delusions, and disordered thinking and behavior though this disease is not associated and cannot be referred to with split-personality but it is solely pertinent to disruption of natural balance of thinking and emotions (Mayo ...view middle of the document...

He later claims to have been pursued by the Russians and over time becomes paranoid, fearing for his life and for his family. While admitted to a mental institution, Mr. Nash cut himself in the wrist to look for the implant that he claimed to have been inserted.
Unfortunately, Charles Herman, Marcee and even William Parcher and his mission did not exist. The investigations of Dr. Rosen, the psychiatrist administering Mr. Nash, found out that Mr. Nash is alone at his dorm during his stay at Princeton, and that there is no student by the name of Charles Herman admitted during that time. The Wheeler Labs does not have any record for any employee by the name of William Parcher (A Beautiful Life (film), 2001).
III. Medication and Recovery
Dr. Rosen administered Mr. Nash insulin shocks five times a week for ten weeks, and then prescribed medications for maintenance. His hallucinations and delusions stopped during the time of his medication however he suffered from the medications side effects such as loss of sex-drive, inability to focus, and tend to stare at space. When he stopped his meds sometime, his hallucinations came back however, instead of taking higher dosage of insulin shocks and new medications, he chose to find a way to distinguish reality from delusions and ignore hallucinations. At the end of the movie though, he implied to have taken newer medications (A Beautiful Life (film), 2001).
IV. DSM IV-TR Evaluation
During the study of the case of Mr. Nash, I have come up with this DSM IV- TR Multi-axial Evaluation.
Axis I 295.30 Schizophrenia, Paranoid Type
780.09 Delirium NOS
V15.81 ...

Find Another Essay On A Case Study of John Forbes Nash Junior from A Beautiful Mind

A Study of John Nash Essay

1096 words - 4 pages , NY. Worth Publishers Nasar, S. (2001).A beautiful mind: the life of mathematical genius and nobel laureate john nash. New York, NY. Simon&Schuster Unspecified author. (2011, March 9). GAF score. Retrieved on September 4, 2011 from http://www.gafscore.com

A Beautiful Mind Essay

616 words - 2 pages A Beautiful MindMathematician John Forbes Nash won the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1994, after suffering 35 years from paranoid schizophrenia. His story inspired the movie A Beautiful Mind, which recently won the Oscar for Best Picture. John Forbes Nash is a mathematical genius that is described as having "two helpings of brain and only half a helping of heart". His heroic struggle with mental illness and the incredible toll that took on his

A Beautiful Mind

662 words - 3 pages In the film "A Beautiful Mind", John Nash is portrayed as a very intelligent mathematician. I was very surprised in the end of the movie when I found out that the main characters of the movie were all made up in John's head. My feelings toward the movie were that it was very intriguing that someone could live their entire life as though it was a math problem. It was very sad how someone so smart and brilliant with so much knowledge in one field

A Beautiful Mind

1008 words - 5 pages The movie, “A Beautiful Mind” plays out the story of the extremely brilliant mathematician John Nash who suffers from paranoid schizophrenia. Ron Howard directed this film and is based on the true life story of the genius mathematician Nash which is portrayed by Russell Crowe. At the beginning of the movie John starts his career at Princeton University, as a mathematics student where he was well known for his intelligence. Nash is an arrogant

A Beautiful Mind - 689 words

689 words - 3 pages In the movie A Beautiful Mind the character John Nash has schizophrenia. He has both positive and negative symptoms of this disorder. We see his viewpoint of the world throughout the movie and do not know his disorder until the middle through the ending of the movie, but it is the most clear at the end. I believe the film is realistic to the portrayal of a person with this disorder. The film makes you feel what John Nash is feeling by seeing

Ethical Analysis of A Beautiful Mind

1605 words - 6 pages Ethical Analysis of “A Beautiful Mind” “A Beautiful mind” is a story based on the life of John Forbes Nash, who is a famous mathematician. Unfortunately, he is suffering from paranoid schizophrenia that majorly affects his personal and social life. Schizophrenia is a psychological disorder in which the patient’s ability to function is impaired by severely distorted beliefs, perceptions, and thought processes (Hockenbury, 2010). John Nash

A Beautiful Mind - 871 words

871 words - 4 pages Although female faces were always preferred to be feminine, the women threw a problem at Perret when they were judging the attractiveness of men. Their opinions varied greatly, and they couldn’t seem to reach a consensus! After looking into the problem, Perrett discovered that women preferred masculine looking men when they were at peak fertility. This may be because when women are very fertile; their body is telling the brain that it needs

The Ethics of "A Beautiful Mind"

3634 words - 15 pages restrained in mental institutions. The final scene from Psycho shows him sitting in a padded room wearing a straight jacket. Hannibal Lector is behind one inch thick glass for most of the movie. Actual treatment of either character is not shown. In A Beautiful Mind, John Nash is briefly shown receiving chemical shock therapy and medication. The visualization of these illnesses and other characters' illnesses and treatment creates false images of what

Ron Howard's, A Beautiful Mind

1081 words - 4 pages In Ron Howard's work, A Beautiful Mind, depicts the real life account of Professor John Nash and his struggle with paranoid Schizophrenia. The topic of mental illness has become popularized as of late, particularly in popular media (film, television). This focus on mental disorders has greatly improved awareness of mental disorders, but this media has become a double edged sword. The same process that educates people (ie these films and shows

Schizophrenia in A Beautiful Mind

908 words - 4 pages      In the film “ A Beautiful Mind” John Nash experiences a few different positive symptoms. The first of these positive symptoms are seen through the hallucinations John has of having a room -mate while at Princeton. This room- mate continues to stay “in contact” with John through out his adult life and later this room- mate’s niece enters Johns mind as another coinciding hallucination. Nash’s other hallucination is

A Beautiful Mind and the Illustration of Schizophrenia

1889 words - 8 pages Schizophrenia is a disease that plagues many individuals today and though medications can help alleviate the symptoms there is no known cure for the illness. There are a multitude of representations of schizophrenia in the media. This paper will focus on A Beautiful Mind; a film that focuses on John Forbes Nash Jr. Nash was a mentally gifted individual. He attended Princeton and his mathematical work has changed society greatly. In the movie

Similar Essays

John Forbes Nash Jr. In Sylvia Nasar´S A Beautiful Mind

937 words - 4 pages real. John’s hallucinations and now his delusions are beginning to fade. John Forbes Nash Jr. soon begins to return to the real world still dealing with his signs and symptoms. After some time he shows progression and copes with his disorder better. He soon returns to Princeton where he has another child. He becomes a professor again and after a few years is presented with the Nobel Prize Award. He gains the award by his study of

A Brilliant Madness About John Forbes Nash

1700 words - 7 pages “To some extent insanity is a form of conformity; people are always selling the idea that people who have mental illness are suffering. But it’s really not so simple…I think mental illness or madness can be an escape also” (qtd. in “John Forbes Nash”). To many “normal” people, the terms “insanity” or “madness” portray a negative connotation-- the unfortunate ones “suffer” from mental illness. However, brilliant mathematician and Nobel laureate

Mathematician: John Forbes Nash Jr Essay

795 words - 4 pages December 2001 based on the life of John Nash call A Beautiful Mind. The film was directed by Ron Howard and starred Russell Crowe, who portrayed Nash. The movie received criticism due to the inaccurate depiction of much of Nash’s life and schizophrenia. Some of Nash’s recent work includes topics such as advanced game theory, mental illness, and psychology. Nash has been a guest speaker at a number of world-class events also he has

"Logic In Love" : Analysis Of John Nash's Nobel Prize Speech In The Movie "A Beautiful Mind"

664 words - 3 pages is a quote from John Nash's fictional Nobel Prize speech. In actual fact, he was never asked to speak upon his acceptance of the prize. Regardless, this combination of words still speaks a powerful message, one that contradicts western society's modern beliefs that love is irrational. He states that the only logical reasons lie within a feeling, an emotion that we have termed 'love'. Nash was a man who lived his life based on "verifiable