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A Beautiful Mind Paper.1 - PSY 201, Section 9 A Beautiful...

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PSY 201, Section 9 A Beautiful Mind 1. A Beautiful Mind starts in the 1947 at Princeton University in New Jersey, and the movie follows John Nash’s life to MIT in Cambridge Massachusetts. The movie ends in 1994 with Nash receiving the Nobel Prize in Sweden. 2. John Nash has schizophrenia. According the DSM IV, there are two ways to be diagnosed with schizophrenia. One way is that a person must show at least one month of two or more positive symptoms. The other way is that a person’s hallucinations or delusions are extremely odd. The symptoms for schizophrenia have been divided up in to two different groups, positive and negative. Positive symptoms include hallucinations, delusions, disorganized speech and thinking, disorganized behavior, and certain catatonic behaviors. Negative symptoms are affective flattening, alogia, and avolition. Negative symptoms show a reduction or failure of normal functions. In the movie, we see that Nash most clearly shows the symptom of hallucination. We first see this symptom when Charles, Nash’s college roommate, enters the scene. As the movie progresses Nash’s hallucinations become gradually worse. His hallucinations led to delusions. When Nash starts to hallucinates
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course PSYCH 201 taught by Professor Leslie during the Spring '08 term at Ole Miss.

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