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Patty Duke
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was the way Patty attempted suicide the majority of the times?
(a) Overdosing on pills.
(b) Slitting her wrists.
(c) Jumping in front of a car.
(d) Drowning herself.

2. What percentage of unipolar depressives will eventually commit suicide?
(a) 10.
(b) 15.
(c) 20.
(d) 30.

3. How old was Patty when her parents split up?
(a) Three.
(b) Six.
(c) Five.
(d) Seven.

4. What door did Patty begin keeping open to prove to her sons that she had changed?
(a) Back door.
(b) Bedroom.
(c) Bathroom.
(d) Kitchen.

5. Patty claims she doesn't like to do what to prove she can act?
(a) Meet casting agents.
(b) Perform.
(c) Take lunches.
(d) Audition.

Short Answer Questions

1. For how many years did Patty Duke suffer severely with her illness before she was finally diagnosed as manic depressive?

2. In what year did Patty's parent's marry?

3. How many pills of lithium does Patty Duke take per day?

4. Patty Duke has suffered episodes of mania as well as depression since her late teens but did not know the name of her illness until she was how old?

5. What is the name of the play starring Susan Clark about three women in which Patty performed in Los Angeles?

Short Essay Questions

1. When did Patty's symptoms appear in her life? What were they?

2. What does Patty believe is the contributor to her illness?

3. Discuss the study performed on the Amish regarding manic depression.

4. Discuss Patty's experience with the Rosses.

5. Describe the three personality types discussed by Dr. Akiskal in Chapter 4.

6. What is the scientific analysis of the roots of manic depression in individuals?

7. How did Patty come to forgive her parents?

8. What does Patty remember of her mother as a child? Where was Patty relocated during her childhood?

9. How can doctors distinguish between unipolar and bipolar depression?

10. What did psychotherapy help Patty learn to deal with once she was stabilized with medication?

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