Keeping the movie ‘A Beautiful Mind’ in mind, the following is a psychological analysis on John

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Keeping the movie ‘A Beautiful Mind’ in mind, the following is a psychological analysis on John Nash ,the main character of the movie who is also a victim of Paranoid Schizophrenia .It also aims at analyzing the effect it had on the people around him. Schizophrenia has been defined as “split mind”. It refers not to a multiple personality split but rather to a split from reality that shows itself in disorganized thinking, disturbed perceptions, and inappropriate emotions and actions”. In the movie ,Nash was diagnosed with the symptoms of paranoid schizophrenia. Paranoid schizophrenia also called schizophrenia, paranoid type is a sub-type of schizophrenia, it is when being preoccupied with delusions or hallucinations, generally with cases…show more content…
This delusion also made him think that the physiatrist was a Russian agent. o Grandeur delusion – this makes Nash believe that he possess some superior quality of being the ‘Best Natural Code Breaker’. • Auditory Hallucinations – Basically Nash could hear voices that were not really present. He could hear the voice of Charles , Charles nephew and William talking to him or to each other, the voice of a babies laughter and even the ‘bang’ of the gun .People would think that he is talking to himself because according to him the voices were real. These voices sometimes influenced him to act in a certain way(Charles giving advices to go outside to find the answer or advices about marriage) ,sometimes criticized what he was doing (like the part when John started ignoring Charles and the nephew ,so Charles started criticizing him that what he is doing is wrong) .And sometimes these voices also ask you to harm someone( the part when William ask Nash to harm Alicia ,Johns wife.) • Anxiety , Anger, Self-importance – He used to get scared and worried whenever he would see men wearing black or having black car. He also got angry on

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