This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Kay Redfield Jamison - She is unusual in that she, herself, suffers from manic-depressive illness, and has successfully used that intimate knowledge of the disease to help others.
Her brother - He was the author's childhood pal and strong emotional and intellectual support in adulthood.
Her sister - Theauhtor confronts her over her use of medication to control her disease. From early in their childhood, Jamison knows her as someone with a short temper and sharp tongue.
Her mother - She is a steady wellspring of love, warmth and nurturing. She helps the...
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