Essay Topic 1
Write a 500-word essay revolving around one of the following statements:
1) By connecting manic depression to creativity there is a danger Jamison could romanticize the illness.
2) Jamison's recovery from her illness occurred at a time when most people begin to develop emotional maturity.
3) Jamison is often too subjective and fails to address the fact medication may not benefit everybody.
Essay Topic 2
Using examples from the book discuss the reasons why manic depression is connected with creativity.
Essay Topic 3
Choose one of the people Jamison mentions in the book and discuss how they helped Jamison to recover. Could Jamison have survived without their support?
Essay Topic 4
Choose one of the following options and discuss how Jamison's illness affected that particular area in her life.
2) Social life.
3) Intimate relationships.
Essay Topic 5
Examine manic depressive illness as described in the book.
1) What does Jamison feel during a...
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