A Beautiful Mind
Schizophrenia’s symptoms include social withdrawal, loss of appetite and hygiene, delusions, hallucinations, and the sense of being controlled by outside forces. These characteristics are overwhelmingly present in A Beautiful Mind. John Nash has trouble with dating and other types of social interaction. Mr. Nash gets nervous easily and stutters. He has greasy, untamed hair and does not bath often. He sees and hears people that do not exist.
With luck and a great deal of love, a beautiful woman marries John Nash because she can see him for who he really is. His wife sees his brilliant mind through the strange tendencies. As John Nash’s schizophrenia is revealed she is the first to understand and seek to help him in his path to wellness.
John Nash believes the Russians are after him due to a project he worked on with the American Government. Throughout the movie, Mr. Nash is scared of people coming to get him. He is a very paranoid man and deals with that constantly, but eventually works to overcome it.
As John Nash’s Schizophrenia gets worse, a psychiatrist is alarmed and he takes Mr. Nash away. John takes medication for schizophrenia for years. He does not enjoy his medication and eventually quits taking it. Mr. Nash fights his troubles with schizophrenia and receives awards for his mathematical accomplishments and his ability to overcome his greatest trouble, schizophrenia.
“A Beautiful Mind” is a wonderful movie exploring the strange and twisted workings of an insane genius’ mathematical mind. Although schizophrenic, John Nash is very intelligent and understands things many cannot fathom to explain. The movie begins when John Nash enters college and follows his journey through schizophrenia. At the end of the movie, he is a professor and receives incredible awards.
The movie is encouragement to fight the internal troubles each of us has. Many do not have dangerous disorders such as this one, but we all have our issues. Some may be...