The 2001 movie “A Beautiful Mind” tells the story of a brilliant mathematician who is diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is not caused by one factor but rather it is caused by the interaction of multiple factors, including: genetics, biochemical effects, abnormal brain structure, prenatal exposure to infections, and psychosocial and environmental stressors. All together, these causal factors encompass the diathesis-stress model of schizophrenia. “A Beautiful Mind” focuses on the life of John Forbes Nash, a brilliant mathematician who was eventually diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. The story begins during his early years as a graduate student at Princeton University, where he becomes best friends with his roommate, Charles.
Stress from having a child and maintaining a healthy relationship with his wife and son. Stress brought on by hallucinations. Axis V: Current/Worst GAF: 25 Highest GAF in previous year: 70 4. Diagnostic Documentation for Primary Axis I or II Diagnosis: Paranoid Schizophrenia (155). 1.
A Beautiful Mind The following paper will address the state of the psychological disorder of John Nash, prominent mathematician and Nobel Prize Winner, in the time before, during, and after his treatment at McLean Mental Health Hospital, as portrayed in the movie “A Beautiful Mind”. Diagnoses, analysis, and suggestions for treatment will be based on the text “Introduction to Psychology, 8th ed.” John Nash is a remarkable historical figure: A flamingly brilliant mathematician plagued with a deadly disease of the mind; Paranoid Schizophrenia. The recent movie about John’s life addresses three main areas of his condition. Nash’s personal development; the ongoing character of his hallucinations; and his decreased or adversely affected brain function as a result of both psychosis and medication. These three topics allow us to investigate, in turn, the development of Nash’s disorder, the classification of his disorder, and the option of treatment for his disorder.
Psychology as a field is often misrepresented in modern cinema and Martin Scorsese’s latest film, Shutter Island, is one that may leave a negative impression of psychology on the viewer. In the story, U.S. Marshall Teddy Daniels (Leonardo Dicaprio) sets out to find an escaped patient from Ashcliffe Insane Asylum on Shutter Island. However, in a radical twist, we find that Teddy is himself a patient at the asylum. He suffers from Delusional Disorder, creating a false world to escape the dark reality of his past. Shutter Island is one of the many films that present the ethical considerations of psychological treatment to a mainstream audience.
The Silence of the Lambs - Hannibal Lecter, American Idol Few modern horror movies have matched the critical acclaim of Jonathan Demme's 1991 The Silence of the Lambs, featuring Anthony Hopkins as Dr. Hannibal Lecter, the cannibal psychiatrist. The film, along with Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho (1960), is one of few horror/suspense films accepted by movie critics as one of the best American films ever produced. However, as the trilogy of movies in the Hannibal lector series progressed, many feared that the character would become commercialized, as he has in many ways. In the two subsequent films, Ridley Scott's sequel, Hannibal (2001), and Brett Ratner's 2002 prequel, Red Dragon, Lecter often seems more of a parody of himself, playing up the larger-than-the-screen status bestowed upon him after Anthony Hopkins's superior performance in lambs. While many critics were upset at the “commercialization” of one of the greatest characters in the history of American cinema, an even more interesting change may be indicated through the character's acceptance in mainstream culture.
The chosen media for this assignment is a film called A Beautiful Mind. This film was directed by Ron Howard and is a winner of four Academy Awards. It is based on a true story on the life of a brilliant mathematician, Dr. John Nash. The story begins with John Nash arriving at Princeton University as a student where he met fellow graduates who immediately viewed him as being a little unusual. He also developed an unlikely friendship with his roommate Charles Herman who was a literature student.
Many people suffer from more than one mental disorder at a given time. Nearly half (45%) of those with any mental disorder meet criteria for 2 or more disorders, with severity strongly related to morbidity. However, in the Philippines, a survey conducted by the National Statistics Office (N.S.O.) in 2000, revealed that psychiatric cases or mental illness is the "third most common form of disability" after visual and hearing impairments. The study conducted in 2000 also said that there was an average of 88 reported
8 Elements of Mass Communication Embedded in the Film This movie is about the life of a Nobel prize-winning American mathematician named John Forbes Nash Jr. It was also briefly based on the biography book about him written by Sylvia Nasar, which has the same name as the movie. The producer team encoded the information obtained from the biography according to its importance and relevance because there are too much information to squeeze into the a script with limited exposition quotient. Certain details were changed and omitted due to creative license, which usually happens in book transformation into film. According to the screenplay writer, Akiva Goldsman, this movie is not literally about Nash's life.
Sociology is playing an important role in the alarming health disparities between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. Although statistics are slowly improving, currently Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people endure much poorer health outcomes than non-Indigenous Australians. For the 2005–2007 period, life expectancy at birth was estimated to be 67 years for Indigenous males and 73 years for Indigenous females, representing gaps of 11.5 and 9.7 years, respectively, compared with all Australians. In 2008, almost one-third of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (aged 16–24 years) had high or very high levels of psychological distress. Indigenous young people died at a rate 2.5 times as high as that for non-Indigenous young people Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children aged 0–14 years died at more than twice the rate of non-Indigenous children.
DSM-IV-TR DIAGNOSTIC CRITERIA FOR BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER ……………………………………………….. 3 4. PROBLEMS RELATED TO IDENTIFYING AND DIAGNOSING BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER (BPD) ……………………... 4 5. CONCLUSION ……………………………………………………………….. 5 Page 1 THE PROBLEMS RELATED WITH IDENTIFYING AND DIAGNOSING BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER 1. INTRODUCTION Borderline Personality Disorder is one of the more common Personality Disorders. According to Kernberg and Michels (2009), Borderline Personality Disorder had a prevalence of about 4 % in the community and 20 % in many clinical psychiatric populations at the time.