Schizophrenia is a disabling and emotionally devastating
disease of the brain. Although most people think of schizophrenia as the same
thing as a split personality or a multiple personality, that’s not the
case. People with schizophrenia have difficulty telling the difference between
what is real and what is generated by their imagination.
The treatment of this debilitating brain disease has been
equally elusive with only 1 in 5 recovering completely.
Watch A Beautiful Mind and the Internet documents listed below. Discuss the
historical treatment of schizophrenics and whether it has been shown to be
insulin shock therapy a viable clinical treatment?
John Nash an unusual case, or do you think that many schizophrenic
patients can be taught to function in society with without medication?
the dangers and/or advantages of this type of treatment?
is the difference between the treatment of schizophrenia in 1960-1970 and
treatments are being pioneered today for schizophrenia?
PBS brings you an ‘American Experience’ and the
story of Nobel Prize winning mathematician John Nash.Browse through special features, a timeline, gallery, an
interview with Nash and a Q & A forum.Teacher’s resources are also available.