Analysis Of The Movie ' A Beautiful Mind ' Essay

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Diagnosis
In the movie, A Beautiful Mind (Grazer & Howard, 2001), John Nash is a thirty-one-year-old Caucasian male mathematician who works at Massachusetts Institute of Technology as an instructor. John is married to his wife, Alicia Larde, who is currently pregnant. Recently John has been having instances of delusions and hallucinations that are severely impacting his relationships and lifestyle. Upon first meeting the client, John is a well-dressed man who wears a suit, because he teaches during the day. He is oriented to person, place, and time, but verbally expresses his displeasure at being at this appointment and states many times he is here against his will. Based on John’s etiology and current symptoms he displays he is diagnosed with Schizophrenia. According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V), the diagnostic criteria for Schizophrenia include:
1. Delusions.
2. Hallucinations.
3. Disorganized speech
4. Grossly disorganized or catatonic behavior
5. Negative symptoms
John has been showing disorganized symptoms a few months prior to this appointment, which his wife attributes to stress at work. After observing his paranoid behavior around their home, Alicia visits his office at work and discovers a cluttered stockpile of made-up assignments and unintelligible codes. It is then Alicia has one of John’s coworkers follow him from work and discovers John delivering “Top Secret” files to an empty mailbox at an abandoned mansion. Alicia…

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