A Beautiful Mind Disorder

Good Essays

Nicole Calabro
Professor Kulpanowski
PSY 2013
October 21, 2013
A Beautiful Mind

“A Beautiful Mind” is a sad yet unique, inspiring film. The film was directed by Ron Howard and provided people a whole new perspective on psychological disorders. When people generally hear the words “mental illness,” the thoughts of crazy, insane, different, abnormal and weird come into place. “A Beautiful Mind,” based on a true story and a novel by Sylvia Nasar, has proven the standard thoughts to be inaccurate. John Nash was a man of extraordinary character. He held a position of great intelligence and had proven it to be true when he was awarded with the Nobel Memorial Prize in economics. Nash was also faced with great difficulty when he was …show more content…

There are less problems concerning memory and emotions, but still obtains symptoms of anger, violence, anxiety, hallucinations, verbal confrontations, suicidal thoughts and/or behaviors, distant, scornful manners, and delusions (Mayo Clinic Staff, 2008). When it comes to schizophrenia, the main concern people have is if it is hereditary or not. There has been no sole foundation for the disorder but there are contributing factors such as environmental factors which happen to be hardships faced during childhood, the loss of a parent or someone very close, bullying, violence, poverty, physical and/or emotional neglect, sexual abuse and the list could go on forever (Dryden-Edwards, 2010). These symptoms have been said to possibly help trigger paranoid schizophrenia (Mayo Clinic Staff, 2008). In “A Beautiful Mind”, there seems to be no origin explaining. John Nash explained that his first grade teacher had once told him that he was “born with two servings of brain but only half a serving of heart.” The film does not reveal much about childhood experiences, just the simple fact that Nash does not like people. It has been said that paranoid schizophrenia is caused by brain dysfunction (Mayo Clinic Staff, 2008). “A Beautiful Mind” is a very unpredictable film. After seeing John Nash in the mental hospital undergoing all of the required

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