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. How old was Patty Duke when she was writing the book?

2. What researchers lived with an Amish family in Lancaster, Pennsylvania while studying at Yale?

3. What do some mental health experts refer to "the mixed states" as?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How did Patty approach her diagnosis with her children, given the genetic factors? What was their reaction?

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

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

5. When are patients typically diagnosed with bipolar depression?

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

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

8. What is Patty's marital/family situation today?

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

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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

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 symptoms of manic-depressive illness listed early in the book. Is it possible to diagnose the disease based solely on a checklist? Why or why not?

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