The film, “A Beautiful Mind”, directed by Ron Howard, is based on a true story about a mathematician who overcomes a dreadful mental disorder known as schizophrenia. The disability that the main character, John Nash, is faced with serves as a barrier when dealing with things in everyday life. Nash’s fortitude, intellect and determination help in overcoming his illness though. “A Beautiful Mind” depicts a message to society, concentrating specifically on how one defines reality. The film accurately depicts the day to day life of someone with schizophrenia because it shows the constant struggle between what is real and what is not and how normal social situations are handled.
In the movie A Beautiful Mind, the description of schizophrenia is shown in many accurate ways. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) states that the symptoms of this disease are delusions, hallucinations, disorganized speech, or unorganized or catatonic behavior. People with schizophrenia are also socially withdrawn and awkward when in contact with other people. These traits of the sickness are shown in detail throughout the movie by way of the character John Nash’s struggle with the disease. Nash is a very intelligent professor but believes he is working with the government to foil a Soviet attack plot.
By showing the progression of John’s illness throughout his life, the movie is able to detail the crippling effects that schizophrenia can have on one’s life. Additionally, the movie shows the signs and symptoms of schizophrenia, and the medicine that was used to treat it. Most importantly, however, the movie is able to reduce a stigma that is often associated with schizophrenia by depicting a highly intelligent and successful
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 what he sees everyday.
The first hallucinations he has are visual meaning he things he sees people and he really doesn’t. The first hallucination he has is of Charles, his “roommate” and the only person that will listen to him and be there anytime he needs a friend. The reason for this is likely that at this moment in time he did not have many friends and he almost created his own imaginary ones for when he felt alone; he liked the comfort. Next, Nash see William Parcher the agent that he goes to crack codes for and believes he was meant to be a spy. Throughout his missions with William he sees things like army camps, labs, spies, and soldiers with guns.
An inability to communicate is one of the main symptoms of schizophrenia, and this affects interpersonal relationships and intimacy. Nash does not have many friends and he does not talk to many people. Even though he gets marries to Alicia, one of his students while he was teaching at MIT, later when his symptoms are severe he is unable to respond to her. He suffers from both visual and auditory hallucinations as well as delusions. He believed that he was working for a top secret project for the government and that the Russians were following him because they had found out about his work.
Overall, this film is a great resource for people who are interested on how the illness of schizophrenia starts and what triggers it. This film it was well covered the life of John Forbes Nash Jr. in terms of the aspects of his illness, and how he was able to manage to live the rest of his life and career with paranoid schizophrenia. References First, M., & Tasman, A. (2006). Clinical guide to the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders (p. 246).
One by one they come to pick up their medications with a little bit of juice; staff personnel are making make sure that they are taking their medications. Medications are used to treat symptoms such as depressions, schizophrenia, anxiety disorders and bipolar; not all medications act the same they are used differently for each mentally ill symptom, for example: schizophrenia patients are given Chlorpromazine and Haloperidol to name a couple. These medications come with powerful side effects like ra... ... middle of paper ... ... ill patients who suffered from schizophrenia and all lobotomy did was to destroy their minds, making them not able to function anymore. Lobotomy technique was utilized to control the people who cannot be controlled, instead of using it to help the person. A lot of people had suffered from lobotomy when it was put in use late 1940's.
In the movie Silver Linings Playbook there are two main characters, Pat and Tiffany, whom portray a type of mental illness. Below, I will explain each character in regards to their symptoms and portrayal of mental illness and compare the information discussed in the Abnormal Psychology Textbook. Pat (Bradley Cooper): In the beginning, Pat was recently discharged from a mental health facility for dangerous aggression after witnessing his wife cheat on him with a co-worker. Personally, it seemed as though Pat Solitano meets the criteria for Bipolar I Disorder. Bipolar Disorder is the tendency of manic episodes to alternate with major depressive episodes, like a roller coaster.
Which could lead to explain why watching horror and chaos happen in someone else's life help us to feel relieved of our own problems we face in our own lives. Which is also called excitation transfer process, where According to Glenn Sparks, one reason as to why horror films are so appealing is how you feel after watching the movie. Glenn Sparks found out through research that when people watch frightening films, their heart rate, blood pressure and respiration increases. He also claims that after the film is over, this physiological arousal lingers. That means that any positive emotions you experience are intensified.