A Beautiful Mind

A Beautiful Mind - A Beautiful Mind Sylwester Czado PSY 113...

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A Beautiful Mind Sylwester Czado PSY 113 Writing Assignment (Option 3: Psychopathology in the movies) Instructor: Dawn Salgado 7-27-06
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The mind is a powerful tool; however, when the mind begins to overpower the individual, there are devastating results. These results are known as mental disorders. Roughly fifteen percent of the world at any given moment suffers from a mental disorder. One major example, schizophrenia, took over the existence of a man, named Nash, in the film A Beautiful Mind. A Beautiful Mind , directed by Ron Howard, is based on the true story of John Nash ( Russell Crowe ), a mathematician plagued by a mental disorder. Math professor by day, he has joined a team of government officials in the 1950s in an attempt to try and foil the Russians. His overseer, Parcher ( Ed Harris ), gives Nash the task of retrieving the atomic bomb from the Russians post-World War II. As he gets closer to culmination, his life becomes engulfed in the mission only to learn that the covert operation never existed; instead, it was of Nash’s own creation. His wife Alicia helps him come to grips with his diagnosis of schizophrenia and aids in his life long struggle to defeat the disorder.
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