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Patty Duke
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. In a 1969-research project at Washington University in St. Louis, researchers found that in two families, everyone that was ______ was also manic-depressive.

2. In a study in Belgium, what percent of birth parents whose adopted children had manic depression had a history of mood disorders?

3. How many genes does a person have?

4. In 1985, Dr. Akiskal reported results of a study on how many children or younger siblings of adult bipolar patients?

5. Patty Duke's panic attacks became very clear to her around what age?

Short Essay Questions

1. When did Patty learn of the difficulties people face with the side effects of lithium? Has she suffered from them?

2. How did Patty Duke feel when she was diagnosed bipolar?

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

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

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

6. What led up to the manic episode which led to Patty's first marriage?

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

8. What are the similarities of manic depression and schizophrenia? What are the differences?

9. Describe Patty Duke's father.

10. What is Bipolar I? What are the symptoms?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss Patty Duke's descriptions of her frequent hospitalizations throughout her life. Which, if any, of these were helpful?

Essay Topic 2

What are the methods of diagnosing and treating children who are at risk or who show predisposition toward bipolar disorder?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the drug lithium. What are Patty Duke's experiences with the drug? How was it discovered? Where is it found in nature?

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