Migraine Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. Changes in the sensory __________ are another possible part of the aural symptoms, according to Sacks.

2. _________ also seems to be related to migraines, though it is thought to not be causally related, according to most researchers.

3. One woman was described as being ____________, though her symptoms were actually more a part of a migraine.

4. One man experienced a ________ sensation in his left foot during the course of a migraine.

5. What happens to Reymond every three to four weeks, according to the notes of Sacks in the beginning of this book?

Short Essay Questions

1. In the case study presented by Sacks, where does the forty-four year old man believe that he is during a hallucination?

2. What is the correlation that Sacks discounts because of a lack of studies of migraine patients?

3. What are the two categories of hallucinations that are most often attributed to migraine experiences?

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

5. Why do some researchers believe that manual compression will be helpful for the reduction of pain during the migraine?

6. What is the German physician's experience with migraines, according to the beginning of the book?

7. What are some of the typical pieces of advice which Sacks might offer to a patient who is suffering from migraines?

8. What does Sacks say about the possibility that animals might also experience migraines?

9. What happens when Sacks has a patient who will only agree to be treated with medications for their migraines?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Sacks points out that the idea of a migraine can make a person feel disordered in their life.

Part 1: Do you think that migraines are disorders? Why or why not?

Part 2: How do you think a person's life is affected by migraine headaches?

Part 3: Why do you think disorder might not be an applicable descriptor for migraine sufferers?

Essay Topic 2

At one point, a doctor coined terms for migraines, based on what the patients looked like when they were suffering.

Part 1: Do you think medical condition names should include the appearance of the patient?

Part 2: Why do you thin Reymond decided to label migraine patients by their appearance?

Part 3: How do you think medical conditions should be labeled and named?

Essay Topic 3

Some believe that people with a certain 'delicacy or grace' are more prone to suffer from migraines.

Part 1: Does it seem fair to say that certain personalities might have more migraines?

Part 2: How do you think a person's personality might impact the way they are affected by pain?

Part 3: Why do you think migraines seem to affect sensitive people more?

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