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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which Welsh poet does Jamison reference in this chapter?

2. What is Eros?

3. What does Jamison decide she needs to be patient with?

4. Which member of her family does Jamison say she adores?

5. Why does Jamison encounter resistance from the medical school for her clinic?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Jamison hear about David's death?

2. What is Jamison's opinion of using medication to treat depressive disorders?

3. Describe the depressive extreme of Jamison's mood disorder.

4. How does Jamison's disorder affect her home life?

5. What kind of work does Jamison do at the UCLA facility?

6. Why does Jamison admire her older brother?

7. How does David help Jamison get over a depressive episode?

8. What indications are there that there is history of manic depression in Jamison's family?

9. What reason does Jamison give for connecting manic depressives with creativity?

10. Why can Jamison not go to a Ivy League school?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

In 500 words, and using examples from the book, discuss the difference between Jamison's life when she was not in control of her illness to when you did gain control.

Essay Topic 3

Jamison discusses the problems of using such words as bi-polar instead of manic depression. How important is it to have an appropriate name for an illness? What does the word manic depressive mean to you? Could the word bi-polar develop negative connotations in time?

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