Vcr Report: a Beautiful Mind

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Running head: PSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATION OF A BEAUTIFUL MIND Psychological Evaluation of A Beautiful Mind Neil D. Michaud & Kristen L. Sullivan Guilford Technical Community College \ 1. Name of Video: A Beautiful Mind 2. Assigned Case Character: a. Character Name: John Nash b. Played by Actor: Russell Crowe 3. DSM-IV-TR Diagnoses: Axis I: Paranoid Schizophrenia Axis II: Socially awkward, socially withdrawn, lacks empathy, mysterious and flat or inappropriate behavior. Axis III: Self-inflicted wounds during delusional state i.e. gashed wrist and head injury Axis IV: Stress from collegiate competition. 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. Diagnostic Criteria for Paranoid Schizophrenia: A. Suffered from hallucinations throughout the film (First, Frances, Pincus, Widiger, 2000). Some examples of this include: 1. Delusions are an idiosyncratic belief or impression that is firmly maintained despite being contradicted by what is generally accepted as reality (Nevid, 2011). Throughout the film, Nash’s character is under the impression that he is working for the US government to stop the Russians from bombing random parts of the country. Only these aren’t random parts of the country – there is a code that is put in magazines and newspaper ads that Nash must decipher in order to save peoples’ lives. Nash believes this delusion for several years and keeps it a secret because his “employer” says that everything is confidential. Even when Nash is taken in by Dr. Rosen, a psychiatrist, Nash believes that he has been captured by Russian spies and is not being killed because he
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