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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. Some people will continue on with their lives during a migraine, though they will still contend with __________ at some point.

2. What tends to increase over the course of an experience of a migraine headache?

3. __________ migraines are always present in those who have cases of severe nausea along with their pain.

4. What might be a secondary factor of a migraine headache, causing even more pain and more tension?

5. What does Sacks ask migraine patients to do in order to see if they can determine a cause or a condition which might lead to migraines?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is something that Sacks has never seen, but he has heard of in relation to the aura before a migraine?

2. What did the fifty-three year old female patient say characterized the start of her migraines?

3. What do some researchers feel is not a cause of migraines as adults, according to Sacks' research?

4. What can be confusing about an aura's presence, according to Sacks in this book?

5. What is likely to aggravate the pain of a migraine, according to the author of this book?

6. How does Sacks propose the genetic link of migraines be tested in order to assure that environmental conditions are not the cause?

7. Why do many migraine sufferers tend to rub one side of their head when they are in the midst of a migraine?

8. What are the five categories of aural symptoms, according to Sacks in this book?

9. What causes it to be difficult to determine the difference between migraines and epilepsy?

10. What does Sacks have to say about the tendency of migraines to be a part of one's life throughout the years?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The many symptoms associated with migraines seem to make them difficult to diagnose.

Part 1: Why do you think doctors associate so many symptoms with migraines?

Part 2: How do you think doctors work to diagnose a condition?

Part 3: Do you think that everyone with migraine symptoms is actually suffering from migraines?

Essay Topic 2

Migraines are at risk of being misdiagnosed, according to Sacks in the book.

Part 1: Why do you think it might be difficult to diagnose migraines in patients?

Part 2: How do you think misdiagnosis might be avoided in the treatment of migraines?

Part 3: Do you think that misdiagnosis is every completely avoidable?

Essay Topic 3

Pain is something that can change the way a person thinks and the way a person behaves in their lives.

Part 1: How do you think chronic pain affects a person in their life?

Part 2: Why do you think chronic pain needs to be treated aggressively? Or doesn't it?

Part 3: Do you think you could manage with chronic pain? Why or why not?

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