Russel Crowe portrays John Nash, a renowned mathematician who is brilliantly depicted in the film. He feverishly works through complex mathematical problems and finally releases the economics games theory. A decade later, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Mathematics. When he started college, his symptoms, which included schizophrenia, began to manifest. Negative symptoms refer to actions that are not present in someone with schizophrenia (Arfani 2018, 2018). The film shows Nash’s hallucinations and delusional thinking. His schizophrenia is accompanied by paranoia. This paranoid schizophrenia peak occurs during his lecture about mathematical endeavors. The men in the room he sees as Soviet agents are there to kidnap and torture him. He runs as the “spies”, who chased him out of his room, ran. He is soon taken to the mental facility by the “spies”. Due to delusions, he believes that he is a secret agent of the government and that they want to send the study to high-ranking operatives. His illnesses have affected his ability to function in the workplace, school, personal and professional life.
Side Effects of Adverse Symptoms
Nash has a lack of focus and social disengagement. He’s disinterested in traditional goals and is tired. He is preoccupied with his thoughts and dreams, and only a small amount of ability to recognize the needs and emotions of others. This results in permanent stigmatization, discrimination and denigrating rights (Arfani 2018, 2018). He is denied medication autonomy rights. He is exposed to harsh tactics and procedures such as shock therapy.
Psychosis and Epidemiological Factors
Because they involve a series of nature-nurture relationships, there are many causes for schizophrenia. The stress vulnerability model identifies three main causes of schizophrenia: psychological, biological and social. Typically, the biological causes include genetics and trauma (Kearney & Trull, 2016). Brain injuries can be caused by trauma or traumatic experiences before birth. Schizophrenia is usually passed from one generation to the next. Socially, schizophrenia can be seen most often in those with poor financial status, people who live in areas that are difficult to access, people who are disadvantaged, or those who have lost their cultural identity. Schizophrenia is psychologically triggered by trauma in infancy. This could include physical and sexual abuse, victimization or loss of parental support or job.
There are many types of Schizophrenia
A constellation of symptoms can help distinguish between types of schizophrenia.
Paranoid schizophrenia symptoms include delusions and hallucinations. Another sign of schizophrenia is unusual behavior, weakening relationships, and inappropriate emotion. While hallucinations tend to be predominantly auditory, delusions can also referentially or persecutively.
Catatonic schizophrenia can manifest as either stuporous, agitated or mixed catatonia. Stuporous forms can manifest in varying degrees. An excited person is one that engages in reckless, impulsive activity. The patient could scream or howl and may move around uncontrollably.
Hebephrenic schizophrenia is more gradual than the other types of schizophrenia. Delusions and minor hallucinations can give rise to strange behavior and loose associations.