"Flawed, brilliant, and ultimately self-healing with some help
Nash: Genius with Schizophrenia or Vice Versa?, By: Tevita Funaki, PACIFIC HEALTH DIALOG 2009, VOL. 15, NO. 2, p 129-37.
Mathematician John Nash and family advocate for mental health care, By Susan K. Livio/Statehouse Bureau (http://connect.nj.com/user/sklivio/index.html), New Jersey Messenger-Gazette, Published: Saturday, March 14, 2009, 10:00 PM
These are five references found on the Internet regarding mathematics Prof. John Nash, inaccurately portrayed by Russell Crowe in “A Beautiful Mind”. One portrays him as having been nasty almost to the point of psychopathy, and might or might not be a hatchet job. It’s the Internet, after all. Taken together, they depict a brilliant but deeply flawed man who became delusional in his adulthood with schizophrenia, starting about 1959.
Nash was forcibly committed several times, a practice he never enjoyed or appreciated. He was never again committed after 1970, and stopped taking medication. He cured himself of his delusions through his own determination and the love and support of his family and friends. He and his wife had a son with schizophrenia and have advocated for treatment in the community, instead of commitment, and the healing dignity of productive employment.
Just because people have mental difficulties doesn’t mean they don’t notice when they are being used and manipulated without just regard for their civil rights. Research at PubMed.gov shows that patients who are involuntarily committed in situations where, as here in Tulsa, due process is denied or manipulated, tend to become embittered with psychiatry, and are less likely to maintain any medication or contact with counseling agencies.
The flawed process defeats the purpose. "