ART AND MENTAL HEALTH

Read 3 books and answer following questions
1.) An Unquiet Mind: A memoir of Moods and Madness by Jamison
2.)Madness and Modernism by Sass
3.)Madness, A Brief History by Roy Porter

1) In Jamison’s memoir, The Unquiet Mind, she describes her experience of living with bipolar disorder. Please describe this experience, giving specific examples from the book. How does Jamison?s account inform your knowledge of bipolar disorder?

2) Describe the parallel between madness and modernism as Sass describes it in,Madness and Modernism. How are they similar? What are the specific criteria he uses as modes of comparison (hint, there are at least seven (7). Give specific examples for each that demonstrate your understanding of each aspect he uses to elaborate his perspective.

5) Summarize the historical trajectory that Roy Porter in, Madness, A Brief
History creates and elaborates. What is the underlying trajectory and how does
it inform your understanding of mental illness? Cite specific examples,
discuss, and elaborate. (Hint: How does Porter see the construction of mental
illness as a concept?)

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