Schizophrenia in “A Beautiful Mind”
A variety of behavior is shown by Nash in “A Beautiful Mind”, which depicts his symptoms of schizophrenia. His positive signs include paranoia, auditory hallucinations and delusions (Citrome 2019, 2019). Nash can hear voices, see people, and as a consequence, he is more paranoid, isolated, and delusional. In the film (Citrome 2019, 2019), his negative symptoms are shown as well, including a loss of emotion expression and withdrawal from social situations. Although these symptoms aren’t prominently shown in the film, Nash might exhibit psychomotor signs such as abnormal movements and lack of motivation. Theorists can explain schizophrenia’s development in a variety of ways. They use psychological and sociocultural variables. Some researchers suggest that schizophrenia may be more common in those who are exposed to early stressors, like neglect or abuse, as a result of their childhood (Karg and colleagues, 2019). Other theories focus on the role of cognitive and social processes, such as abnormal thought patterns or difficulty interpreting social cues, in the development of the disorder (Firth, Torous, & Yung, 2020).