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A Beautiful Mind

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A Beautiful Mind

This Ron Howard Oscar winning film is an action packed mind twister about a brilliant schizophrenic. John Nash, a mathematical genius who develops schizophrenia, was a troubled student at Princeton struggling to make a mathematical breakthrough. He spends most of his time alone in his room working equations until his discovery. After discovering his theory, Nash is offered a position at MIT as an instructor. It is here that Nash and two of his best friends are able to work on their own projects while also helping the Department of Defense with code breaking. This is also the time Nash develops his case of schizophrenia.

While working at MIT Nash begins to display positive symptoms of schizophrenia. His delusions begin with him having a relationship with a man from the Department of Defense. His delusions have him decoding magazines and newspapers for the D.O.D. trying to find where a bomb is being transported across the United States. These hallucinations eventually get Nash put into a psychiatric hospital.

In the hospital, tests are done on Nash to prove he is a schizophrenic. They then began attempting to treat his disorder. It looked as though some sort of shock therapy was used to end these delusions, but this doesn’t seem to work. Medications are prescribed which put a stop

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