Schizophrenia & Paranoid Personality Disorder “a Beautiful Mind”

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Running head: TWO PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS FROM THE MOVIE “A BEAUTIFUL MIND”: SCHIZOPHRENIA AND PARANOID PERSONALITY DISORDER Two Psychological Disorders from the Movie “A Beautiful Mind”: Schizophrenia and Paranoid Personality Disorder Your Name Your School Name, State (Country) “A Beautiful Mind,” which is based on the novel by Sylvia Nasar, is the story about the mathematic genius called John Nash. He enters Princeton University in the 1940s to start his studies in the fields of calculus and mathematical theory. He is very much an outsider, who does not much hang out with his colleague mates but only with his kind and outgoing roommate called Charles and his little nephew. Later on, John turns out to be a teacher at M.I.T and…show more content…
The example scene of the movie that relates to this disorder is, as it is mentioned above, John becomes reluctant to believe others because he thinks his friend and even his wife betrayed him. Although later he figures out that he is mentally ill, he did suspect people when he did not know he was a schizophrenic. This movie portrayed the disorder realistically, because it is based on true story and real person. Even though the movie might be a little bit exaggerated, these kinds of symptom may occur when one person is really into a specific subject and loves too much about it that s/he cannot even help him/herself. REFERENCES American Psychiatric Association: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision. Washington, DC, American Psychiatric Association, 2000. I found out some ideas/theories that I’ve discovered through this class are relevant to my life. Among those, I will describe two of them. One of the idea/theory is about the infancy and childhood. This is relevant to me because, when I grow old and become the age of having a child, the contents that I learned in the class about infants and children will provide me a lot of information. For example, when my kid is at the age of 2, I would understand whether they act selfish or not (egocentrism); because all kids have the stages they go through. Therefore, by using my knowledge of this idea, I would not make any mistakes on my child
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