Daily Lessons for Teaching Brilliant Madness: Living with Manic Depressive Illness

Patty Duke
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Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1, Looking Backward)

Objective

Introduction to A Brilliant Madness:

A Brilliant Madness: Living with Manic-Depressive Illness is a part-memoir, part-clinical observation of manic depressive illness. Patty Duke, Oscar-winning actress and star of the Patty Duke Show, recalls her lifetime struggle with the mood disorder, while medical reporter Gloria Hochman examines the illness from a clinical perspective. In today's lesson, students are introduced to the book, its unique combined style, and background of the authors.

Lesson

1) Class Discussion: Introduce the book to the class. A Brilliant Madness: Living with Manic-Depressive Illness is a part-memoir, part-clinical observation of manic depressive illness. Patty Duke, child star of the Patty Duke Show and successful actress, recalls her lifetime struggle with the mood disorder, while medical reporter Gloria Hochman examines the illness from a clinical perspective. The book's unique style gives both the first-hand accounts of Duke's life and history with the illness while the...

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