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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Another category of drugs is aimed at the ___________ of the migraine, according to Sacks.
(a) Symptoms.
(b) Movement.
(c) Definition.
(d) Support.

2. Sacks says that there are some patients who will not allow him to treat them in any other way, he will only treat patients in 'the only way they ________.'
(a) Try.
(b) Allow.
(c) Manage.
(d) Understand.

3. Effective drug therapy, according to Sacks, will be based and depends on ____________, according to his experience.
(a) Trial and error.
(b) Patient confidentiality.
(c) Studies.
(d) Movement.

4. The intensity of the pain of a migraine is directly related to the dilation of the _________ arteries in the head, according to research.
(a) Extracranial.
(b) Femoral.
(c) Jugular.
(d) Superficial.

5. A person who is self destructive might desire self __________ so that he can continue to hurt himself.
(a) Control.
(b) Isolation.
(c) Abandonment.
(d) Punishment.

Short Answer Questions

1. And another category of drugs are called __________ which are used for sleep or for relaxation during the treatment of a migraine.

2. Into how many categories does Sacks divide the drugs that are available for the treatment of migraines?

3. The _________ of a person who is suffering from a migraine becomes an important part of the study of migraines, according to Sacks.

4. The _________ migraine is one that comes to light when a patient is highly emotional and tends toward intense rage.

5. One of the categories of drugs is aimed at the __________ of the migraine, according to Sacks.

Short Essay Questions

1. What are the three categories of hallucinosis, according to the last section of the book?

2. How does Sacks recommend a patient with nausea deal with their medication ingestion to ensure pain relief?

3. What sort of person does Sacks say is someone who might actually be self-destructive or may have a desire toward self-punishment?

4. What does Sacks see as happening with patients who are treated by physicians who make hasty decisions for their patients?

5. What affects at least ten percent of the population, so many people that they have attracted attention and curiosity since the beginning of time?

6. What does Sacks say becomes an important part of the study of migraines, according to this section of the book?

7. What kind of patient only needs to have a few appointments with their physician each year?

8. What sort of person would be a person who can get an aggressive migraine, according to Sacks?

9. What does Sacks say is uniquely human about the experience of migraines in humans, though he does not dispute that animals can have migraines too?

10. What does Sacks point out is more needed in the animal world than in the human world?

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