“How Realistic is ‘A Beautiful Mind’?”

This ABC News article from 2006 talks about the accuracies and inaccuracies from the 2001 film A Beautiful Mind. What was accurate in the film is that the main character, John Nash, displays the grandiose, and persecutory sorts of delusions that schizophrenics commonly have. Also, the film accurately portrays that medicines are not a magic bullet. Inaccurate in the film was that Nash experiences realistic hallucinations of people. More commonly, schizophrenics experience auditory hallucinations and when they do have visual hallucinations, which is rare, they tend to be “distorted,” or “cartoonish.” https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/DrJohnson/story?id=126426&page=1