From: Smigrodzki, Rafal (SmigrodzkiR@msx.upmc.edu)
Date: Mon Jan 14 2002 - 08:18:48 MST
From: Patrick Wilken [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] asked:
I was also a little surprised by the depiction of schizophrenia in
the film. Does anyone know how accurate the depictions of Nash's
delusions were? They seemed very coherent. Its hard to believe he had
an imaginary roommate all through college without this ever being
### As a neurologist rather than a psychiatrist I am not quite sure about
the persistence of schizophrenic delusions, but I have the impression they
might be more disorganized than the relatively simple ones in the movie. I
guess the director wanted to surprise the viewers with the sudden revelation
of the true nature of the events shown.
BTW, Russel Crowe's presentation of a seizure (during the insulin shock
therapy) wouldn't have deceived a good neurologist for a second.
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