Analysis Of The Movie A Beautiful Mind

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At first I believed that Nash had antisocial personality disorder, narcissistic personality disorder, or major depressive disorder(single episode). The farther into the movie I was able to see the symptoms develop into Schizophrenia. The criteria for antisocial personality disorder included having a pattern of not caring about others feelings. This could be shown when a person feels that others are not valid, no consideration for others, all about themselves. Other criteria include no compliance to social norms , irresponsible, and impulsive. Nash demonstrates these symptoms multiple times throughout the movie. The first occurrence was when Nash’s roommate Charles shows up. Nash mentioned that he wanted a single room because he wasn 't comfortable …show more content…
Hallucinations are a sensory experience such as auditory, visual, tactile, and olfactory. Negative symptoms are anhedonia, alogia, avolition, and affective flattening. Disorganized symptoms pertain to speech, circumlocution, tangentiality, word salad, echolalia, preservation, clang, and rhyming. Nash has displayed multiple symptoms of schizophrenia. Delusions affected Nash throughout his college/adult life. Common delusions that Nash experiences are persecution, grandeur, and reference. Persecution is feeling that someone is out to get you. Nash feels that the Soviets are out to get him on multiple occasions. He even felt that the psychiatric doctors where out to get him because he believed that they were part of the soviets. Nash demonstrates grandeur delusions when he believes that he is the inly one that is able to help the government against the Russians. The last major delusion that Nash experiences is reference delusion. Reference delusion is when a person believes that everything around you has a special meaning to you specifically. Nash feels that there are encrypted codes throughout magazines and newspapers that will help the government beat the Soviets. Nash experiences multiple delusions, but that is only a small part of the …show more content…
Nash experiences abolition, which is a lack of goal oriented behavior, when he is caught up in the government work. During this time Nash pout is family, job and overall lit eon hold so that he could do the government work. Last of the negative symptoms that Nash experiences is affective flattening. Affective flattening is being blunt or also known as showing no emotion. Nash is a very blunt person starting back in graduate schools when he bluntly told a girl at the bar that he was only there to take her home. Another example of affective flattening was when Nash was holding his son. His son was screaming and Nash sat in the chair with a blank expression as if he didn 't hear or care that the baby was crying. I would say that Nash has schizophrenia, but more specifically paranoid schizophrenia. Paranoid schizophrenia includes having delusion and hallucinations symptoms. I feel that schizophrenia covers all of the symptoms in a better way than antisocial personality disorder, narcissistic personality disorder, or major depressive disorder(single episode) were able to. All of the symptoms that relate to Nash’s mental disorder are classified as schizophrenia instead of the multiple other

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