John Forbes Nash Jr. in Sylvia Nasar´s A Beautiful Mind

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Sylvia Nasar writes an award winning book A Beautiful Mind, based on a true story. The book entails how an intelligent individual generates formulated equations from which he creates. He suffers from a disorder called schizophrenia. Nasar speaks about how he coped with his disorder leading to his success as well as the events that occurred in the process. “Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and disabling brain disorder that has affected people throughout history” (NIMH). This disease may cause people to see things, hear things or believe people are plotting to harm them. John Forbes Nash Jr. the mathematical genius, his story begins in a small town called Bluefield in West Virginia. A brilliant human-being, after high school Nash went to Pittsburgh to study chemical engineering. He did not follow professor’s work properly and felt that was not his calling in life. John wanted to be noticed in a way that people would notice him, by some type of invention. Later on the young scholar was accepted by the top four mathematics programs of Harvard, Princeton, Chicago, and Michigan. He chose Princeton because of how the college valued him and how much money they gave him. After arriving to Princeton John Von Neumann seemed to be the star at the time of mathematics, Neumann was considered the role model of Nash’s generation. His years spent at Princeton, caused Nash to construct a formula that nominated him for a membership in the National Academy Sciences. The job market was bad at the time after Princeton, but John was still offered a C.L.E. Moore instructorship by MIT and an instructorship by Chicago. He moved to Boston living in a room in Boston near MIT. While at MIT he developed an interest for fluid dynamics. Whil... ... middle of paper ... ...ho develop schizophrenia. CBT has been reported to help treat psychosis in the past. Thirty-four trials of CBT were done in public domains. The rest were used as source data trails for meta-analysis and effects on methodology. Results show how beneficial CBT was and how improvements arose from therapy. This is something to help patients with schizophrenia and to better them through therapeutic approaches. After reading the text I believe that Nash’s conditions also consisted of paranoid schizophrenia which required him to have preoccupation with one or more delusions of frequent auditory hallucination. He seems to have some sort of social disorder, as he finds it hard at some points to speak with others. This story has been turned into a motion-picture film. An awarded an Oscar, won the Golden Globe, BAFTA, and many other all within three years (2000-2003).

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