Review Of ' Beautiful Mind '

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Schizophrenia is a severe mental illness that affects the brain causing disruption in a person’s emotional response and thought process caused by psychotics’ symptoms such as delusions, hallucinations, incoherence, catatonic or hyperactive behavior and flat effect (Simon H. & Zieve D., 2013). Although the exact cause of schizophrenia is still not understood today. Schizophrenia are believed to be caused by a combination of factors including family history, chemical imbalance of the brain, environmental factors and substance abuse (Queensland Government, 2012). According to world health organization (2014), 24 million people worldwide are affected by schizophrenia and 50% affected by it are not receiving the holistic care to treat the disorder. A combination various treatments of medication, psychological intervention, psychosocial intervention and community support to lead for a full recovery of the individual (The Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, 2009).

Beautiful mind is a movie based on a true story about a promising mathematician at Princeton University named John Forbes Nash Jr. and a winner of the noble prize from his theories. The movie focuses on John’s struggle living with a severe mental illness of schizophrenia. John showed symptoms of schizophrenia during his studies at Princeton University such as inappropriate social interaction with others. Afterward, John’s brilliance leads him to a teaching position at Princeton where he met his soon…

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