Manic Depressive Illness or Bipolar Disorder
This is a mood disorder in which the patient's moods often change in cycles, going from a high in which the patient often feels euphoric to devastating lows in which the patient might consider suicide.
These are episodes in which the patient suffers racing thoughts, accelerated speech, and thoughts of grandeur.
These are episodes in which the patient suffers debilitating lows.
Patty Duke won this for her performance in The Miracle Worker.
Patty Duke would often break a great number of these when she would launch into an uncontrollable rage.
Patty Duke and her husband, John Astin, traveled a great deal in this in order to perform stage plays in different venues across the country.
The Patty Duke Show
Patty Duke starred in this from the time she was seventeen until she was nineteen.
The Miracle Worker
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