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Nina Sayers in the movie The Black Swan has a major psychological disorder In the movie Nina Sayer is an extremely talented ballerina who dances at a struggling New York Dance Company Nina is a very sweet girl some would call her the ultimate goody-good Even though Nina is a twenty something she still lives with her mother in a tiny New York apartment that is far from luxurious Her mother was a talented ballerina too but gave up dancing when she found out she was pregnant with her daughter The dance company Nina dances for decides to put on a new version of Swan Lake with a white swan who is the embodiment of goodness and a black swan who is the embodiment of evil and sensuality Nina is the prime candidate the play the swan princesses if she can let go and become like the black swan A new girl named Lily shows up at the company the director falls in love with lilys openness to sexuality and makes her the alternate to play the swan princesses if Nina cannot deliver Nina eventually gets so caught up in the part of trying to be the black swan that she begins to lose her mind She starts hallucinating and having delusions about dancing Eventually she starts thinking that she turns into the black swan and kills Lily At the end of the movie Nina ends up stabbing herself back stage She dances her final dance beautifully and dies on stage I would diagnose Nina Sayer with Paranoid schizophrenia People with paranoid schizophrenia look pretty normal to the outside world which is exactly how Nina looks in the movie Nolen-Hoeksema 2011 Just looking at her you would think she is a sweet girl who loves to dance but on the inside her brain is making her have abnormal thoughts and she sees things that are not really happening People with Paranoid schizophrenia
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