Psychology In John Forbes Nash's A Beautiful Mind

In the film, “A Beautiful Mind”, John Forbes Nash starts his career at Princeton University as a mathematics student in graduate school where he was known for his intelligence. Brilliant but somewhat arrogant and antisocial man, Nash preferred to spend most of his time seeing and making mathematical formulas associated with regular occurrences and he eventually wanted to create a revolutionary equation in mathematics. Nash also spent some time with his roommate, Charles, who was a student of English Literature. After he graduated from Princeton, He started teaching at M.I.T, where he meets his future wife Alicia Larde. Meanwhile, the government ask for his help in breaking the Soviet Code, where he gets into bigger trouble. Eventually, he realized that half of the things he see and he has believed are false. His life turns upside down. Eventually, with the help of his wife, Alicia, Nash got triumphed over his tragedy and, in 1994, he wins the Noble Price in Economics. In the movie, Nash enters a world of mystery and imagination as when he…show more content…
Also, behavioral therapy combined with the cognitive therapy helps the patient perform effectively in life by reducing the symptoms and focusing on the important aspects of life. This is the more common way of the treatment. However, in the movie, Nash was sent to Psychiatric Hospital. He was given anti-psychotic medications. Also, at the middle of the film, he was given insulin shock therapy. This I found bad because giving someone shock treatment is no way of treating patient. I felt that it was bad and inaccurately presented. However, overall, the portrayal of paranoid schizophrenia in the movie is very much the same as what the psychology presents. The positive symptoms had been described in the movie correctly. And the character Nash shows all the positive symptoms of the

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