An Unquiet Mind Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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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.

1) Work.

2) Social life.

3) Intimate relationships.

4) Family.

Essay Topic 5

Examine manic depressive illness as described in the book.

1) What does Jamison feel during a...

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