Case Study On A Beautiful Mind

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Schizophrenia is an illness which affects the normal functioning on the brain. This essay is aiming to outline the treatment of this mental illness and how it has changed over time. Roughly 51 million people worldwide are burdened with this condition. It interferes with a person’s ability to think, feel and act in many ways such as struggling to think realistically. This means people with the psychotic illness will experience disordered thinking. The thoughts one has everyday that let us live our daily lives become confused and don’t join up properly. Some other symptoms patients of schizophrenia suffer from is delusions, a false belief held by a person which is not held by others. Hallucinations, which means the person sees,
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The symptoms the viewer of the film “A Beautiful Mind” notices include auditory and visual hallucinations, paranoid ideations, delusional thinking, and a distorted perception of reality, all of which help psychologists determine and diagnose schizophrenia. These symptoms have an impact of various aspects of John Nash’s activities of daily life. His relationships with his friends, family and colleagues are disrupted by the invasiveness of …show more content…
TMS involves the skillful application of a strong magnetic field close to the surface of the scalp. The TMS device delivers strong and very brief magnetic pulses that stimulate the brain and its network of neurons. This has been shown to improve the symptoms of schizophrenia. Other popular treatments which do not use medication although are not fully inpatient, for example personal Therapy and CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy).
Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy that helps the person to change unhelpful or unhealthy habits of thinking, feeling and behaving. CBT involves the use of practical self-help strategies, which are designed to affect positive and immediate changes in the person 's quality of life.
Therapies and strategies like this do not have the goal of giving the patient a completely normal life and removing any symptoms of their mental illness, it is simply to make life as ‘manageable’ as possible and help people with schizophrenia still lead a normal life if possible.
Inpatient treatment of schizophrenia and any mental illness in the 1800s was almost non existent apart from literally locking them up in mental asylums. Although in the late 1800s support and research for mental illness improved greatly and schizophrenia was beginning to have meaning among phycologists and doctors around the

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