Furthermore, antipsychotic medications do not cure schizophrenia, but they do reduce the symptoms. In addition, the dosage given to the patient varies from patients and according to their mental disorder. Some new antipsychotic medications since to be better than the first drugs invented. Drugs such as Zyprexa or genetic names olanzapine, Risperdal generic name risperidone or Clozapine, which is has been extensively used to treat the negative symptoms of patients with schizophrenia. Antipsychotic medication like many other medications has side effects which consist on: drowsiness, restlessness, muscle spasm, tremors, dry mouth, and blurring of vision (First M.B., Tasman, A.2006, p.265).
John Nash treatments consisted of antipsychotics medications,…show more content… Both the positive symptoms and the negative symptoms had been described in the book. The character of Nash shows all the positive symptoms of schizophrenia. The film demonstrates the type of therapy when Nash is admired to the hospital. Also, the textbooks mention the types of medication and the film states that these medications are crucial to reduce the symptoms of schizophrenia, and it also explained how certain treatments as well as medications have side effects. 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.
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