Later on in his life he developed paranoia and delusions it was well supported

Later on in his life he developed paranoia and

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had lively conversations and would always exchange advices with his imaginary friend. Later on in his life he developed paranoia, and delusions, it was well supported in the movie as well, throughout the development of conspiracy. He believed that he is a government employee working on secret codes and that has been followed and interrogated from KGB agents. This behavior and development of his illness greatly affected his interpersonal relationships. John F. Nash is happily married and has a son with Alicia, but his marriage started falling apart when his symptoms become severe and were left untreated. John F. Nash was John F. Nash was treated with Insulin shock therapy and antipsychotic medication. This treatment was recommended to manage his severe symptoms and outbursts. It also prevents and regulates hallucinations that were very severe in his case. I would most likely take the same approach to control, relieve and ease his symptoms. to learn how to cope and accept his disorder. He also learns how to disregard his hallucinations
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If the character had not received any treatment, I would provide him 1st generation antipsychotics that are the best kind of treatment. After Dr. Rosen discovered that Nash was suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, and that Parcher Charles and Marcee only appeared in hallucinations, Nash was put on insulin shock therapy and was then released. Insulin shock therapy which is also known as insulin coma therapy is a form of psychiatric treatment where patients were repeatedly injected with huge doses of insulin so as to produce daily comas for several weeks. With insulin shock therapy, the patients were administered large doses of insulin which reduced the content of sugar in the blood hence introducing the state of comma. The comatose condition was allowed to continue for about an hour and then it was terminated by administering warm salt solution which was done via intravenous injection or stomach tubeof glucose. It had it greatest effectiveness on schizophrenic patients who had lasted less thantwo years (Fulton, 1951). The reasons why I would recommend of insulin shock therapy administration to patients with schizophrenia is that the study has done has indicated that insulin reduces theunpleasant symptoms of patients especially those undergoing through opiate withdrawal. When one is administered with insulin he or she gained weight, becomes calm and even more cooperative. After receiving high dosage of insulin the patients would go into a stupor,the less argumentative, less hostile and also less aggressive. Secondly, it was approved that, insulin shock therapy lead to loss of psychotic thoughts which was achieved by development of stupor or coma. This really helped because it would stop hallucinations which were as a result of psychotic thoughts (Nasar, 1998).
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  • Summer '16
  • Schizophrenia, hallucinations, insulin shock therapy, John F. Nash

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