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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. An overdose of lithium can result in what?
(a) Catatonia.
(b) Death.
(c) Depression.
(d) Mania.

2. What is the name of the mother whose daughter convinced her to seek therapy and lithium changed her life?
(a) Andrea.
(b) Sarah.
(c) Michelle.
(d) Lorraine.

3. Duke writes, "I don't take it lightly when I say there are moments in the theater that are to me a ______ experience."
(a) Enlightening.
(b) Transportative.
(c) Religious.
(d) Manic.

4. What is the name of Patty's current husband?
(a) Jason.
(b) Michael.
(c) Patrick.
(d) John.

5. Who is the Italian psychiatrist who wrote Man of Genius?
(a) Cesare Androsi.
(b) Luigi Androsi.
(c) Cesare Lombroso.
(d) Guiseppe Renardo.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is another name for the drug Depakote?

2. Who is the Canadian entrepreneur and former owner of Bloomingdales?

3. Who is the author of the book, Touched with Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament?

4. Who is the Stanley Harris Senior Professor and chairman of the department of psychiatry at Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center?

5. Where did Akiskal study 750 psychiatric patients looking for a link between creativity and manic depression?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Patty's biggest regret about her behavior before she was diagnosed?

2. Discuss the antidepressants discussed in Chapter 6.

3. What did making Call Me Anna cause Patty to see about manic depression and its effects on acting?

4. What does Dr. Jamison believe doctors should do when treating the artist?

5. Describe the concert presented by Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison. Who was featured?

6. What is the argument regarding treatment for the creative manic depressant?

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

8. What was Patty's experience like in making Call Me Anna?

9. What would happen in the fights between John Astin and Patty?

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

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