Brilliant Madness: Living with Manic Depressive Illness Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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. What was the way Patty attempted suicide the majority of the times?

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

3. Who is the 35-year-old artist used as an example in the section of Bipolar II?

4. In what person is Chapter 1 written?

5. Who is the medical sociologist at the University of Miami School of Medicine and one of the field's major researchers in analyzing DNA?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why didn't Patty's husbands commit her to hospitals? What was her experience when she was institutionalized?

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

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

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

5. Discuss what cyclothymes is. How is this related to bipolar disorder?

6. Describe Patty Duke's father.

7. What delusions did Patty Duke experience while manic?

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

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

10. When are patients typically diagnosed with bipolar depression?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

Discuss Patty Duke's relationship with her children. How has this relationship evolved since her diagnosis?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the role of genetics in diagnosing manic depression. What have scientists found to relate manic depression to a genetic link?

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