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I have done case studies for numerous years but I found the case of John Nash the most intriguing John Nash was mildly arrogant charming and an extremely gifted mathematician He would scribble mathematical formulas and discoveries on windows in his dorm room and overall he had impeccable intelligence He developed a groundbreaking economic theory to his impressive rise to the cover of Forbes magazine and an MIT professorship and on through to his eventual dismissal due to schizophrenic delusions Nashs history Nash could have had paranoid schizophrenia for years but no one noticed it It is evident that delusions occur in the mind of a schizophrenic Perhaps the first indication of Nashs delusions was when he was observing a glass in the courtyard and noticed a spectrum of light stream out of it The colours in the light streamed out onto his friends tie and he imagined the tie with an assortment of shapes on it which didnt exist in reality That is an awful tie Nash remarked Nash first started his delusions when he imagined Charles his imaginary roommate He would talk and carry on conversations with this man and even his wife thought he really existed until with further research I proved otherwise In part because she was so upset about Nash his wife Alicia had a growing concern for him During Nashs marriage he would get phone calls from the Pentagon asking him for help to solve mathematical problems As Nash was approaching the Pentagon he imagined William Parcher an FBI agent who told him that he was needed to decode messages Nash imagined that a numerical device was implanted into his arm so they knew he was the right person breaking these codes Nash had a study room where he would cut out newspaper articles and try to find patterns in them Once he made discoveries he would go out to a top secret house which was really an abandoned
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