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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. "Even when there are little to no side effects, anywhere from ___ to ___ percent of people stop taking their lithium."
(a) 20 to 30.
(b) 50 to 60.
(c) 40 to 50.
(d) 10 to 25.

2. From what play comes the line, "The lunatic, the lover, and the poet, are of imagination all compact"?
(a) Romeo and Juliet.
(b) A Midsummer Night's Dream.
(c) Hamlet.
(d) A Winter's Tale.

3. Winston Churchill's biographer described him as what?
(a) Manic depressive.
(b) Depressive.
(c) Schizophrenic.
(d) Cyclothymic.

4. In the story about Ellen, who developed bipolar disorder in high school, and her mother was her caretaker 17 years later, what did Ellen graduate college to become?
(a) Actress.
(b) Writer.
(c) Comedian.
(d) Interior designer.

5. How many children did John Astin have from his previous marriage?
(a) Four.
(b) Three.
(c) One.
(d) Two.

Short Answer Questions

1. Patty Duke writes that she believes all the people in her life prior to when were victimized by her illness?

2. Charles Burney was the biographer of which composer?

3. Who is the Italian psychiatrist who wrote Man of Genius?

4. In "A Marriage that Shattered," who is married to Larry?

5. What was Robert Campau referred to by one of his former employees?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did the psychiatrist and Patty disagree about regarding her manic "epiphany"?

2. What is the correlation between CEOs and manic depression?

3. What are the side effects associated with lithium?

4. Discuss the effects of parents who pass on manic-depression to their children.

5. What pressures did Patty put on herself in her family life? How did these lead to episodes?

6. Discuss alcoholism and writers as discussed in the text.

7. When is it necessary to hospitalize a bipolar patient?

8. Discuss anticonvulsants and neuroleptics.

9. Discuss the antidepressants discussed in Chapter 6.

10. What can be the result of siblings coping with someone with manic depression?

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