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A Beautiful Mind-Character Analysis

John Nash

Shelly Tran

on 24 May 2013

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Transcript of A Beautiful Mind-Character Analysis

Paranoid Schizophrenia Severe brain disorder where people have difficulty of distinguishing reality from unreal experiences
May cause hallucinations, delusions, disordered thought patterns and actions A Beautiful Mind
Psychoanalysis of John Nash Shelly Tran Examples Believes people can cause him harm and that they are out to get him
He has difficulty of holding a job
He hallucinates people such as Charles his roommate and his niece Marcee Treatment Developmental theory: the cognitive theory addresses this issue because it focuses on faulty thinking, incorrect assumptions, and the inability to understand distortions and beliefs
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: on thinking and behavior; aims to help patient recognize and reassess his patterns of negative thoughts and replace them with positive thoughts that more closely reflect reality. It teaches patients how to manage their symptoms through therapy sessions Treatment Also CBT
Medications include antidepressants such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and monoamine oxidase inhibitors
Support groups
Family therapy John Forbes Nash Jr. Great mathematician
Isolated himself from reality
Entire life devoted to education
Professor at various universities and employed by many mathematical institutes
His mental disorders got in the way of his success
Eventually won a Nobel Prize Social Anxiety Characterized by overwhelming anxiety and excessive self-consciousness in everyday social situations
Persistent, intense, and chronic fear of being watched and judged by others and of being embarrassed or humiliated by their own actions. Their fear may be so severe that it interferes with work, school, or other activities. Examples Relationship with his wife
Multiple panic attacks at work
Only speaks to people at parties he attends with
Refers to math terms when he tries to “pick up” women
Does not interact well with peers
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