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

2. Chapter 1, Looking Backward is written in the style of what?

3. What did "Grandpa Duke" do for a living?

4. Who is the Bipolar II woman from Chicago who says she wishes she could bottle her mania?

5. Who is the assistant professor of psychiatry at McLean Hospital at Harvard medical school?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. When did Patty experience her first manic episodes? What led up to this?

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In examining a patient's family, what indicators point to the possibility of manic depression as a diagnosis?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the different forms of manic-depressive illness detailed in the text. What are they, what are their symptoms, and how are they differentiated from one another?

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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