A Summary Of Schizophrenia In Black Swan

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Schizophrenia is a mental illness that affects the way a person thinks, behaves and views the world. A Schizophrenic may experience delusions, auditory and visual hallucinations, disorganized speech and actions, and negative symptoms such as lack of interest or emotions. In today’s society many people claim to know about schizophrenia because they once watched movie or T.V series and they picked up the characteristics of the character that was “schizophrenic”. Which is wrong, many of us are given an inaccurate perception of mental illness through the media although some guidelines such as causation and treatment may be accurate, normally symptoms and many other misconceptions are made and falsely represented.

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In the movie “Black Swan” (Aronofsky, "Black Swan"), Nina the main character progresses down the correct path of environmental factors that could influence the onset of schizophrenia. Nina experiences a psychotic break from being under high stress, suffers from a form of abuse, and also falls into the correct age range of 15-25 years old. (Gogtay, 2011). What distinguish a schizophrenic from the average person is not being able to tell what is real and what isn’t in daily activities. Hallucinations and delusions would make it hard to maintain relationships and jobs. In the movie “A Beautiful Mind” (Howard, "A beautiful mind") an accurate representation of someone with schizophrenia was projected. John being the main character showed symptoms of paranoia, auditory hallucinations, and delusions ("DSM-IV Criteria for Schizophrenia"). The media usually presents the negative aspect of things because that is what keeps most people interested in watching. But in the movie “Soloist” the director inquired a non-pharmaceutical treatment method of …show more content…
Dissociated Identity Disorder is when a person has two or more personalities with distinct memories and behavior patterns apparently exist in one. This leads the viewers to believe this is how schizophrenic people are, which isn’t true. That is a whole other mental disorder. This case is represented in the movie “My, Myself and Irene” (Farrelly, "Me, myself & Irene"). Directors mix and add symptoms that do not belong to make for an interesting movie. Unfortunately they are being classified in people’s minds under certain mental illness that aren’t

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