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. Sacks says there is no way to predict every stage of a migraine as the migraine is, by definition, __________ in nature.

2. What did the man begin to use when he realized that sneezing might be able to relieve his migraine pain?

3. Sacks has found the the cause of some monthly migraines for women might be the result of a new ____________ regimen.

4. Poor or unusual _______ conditions have also been blamed for migraines though that might only be a part of the issue.

5. Sometimes auras can be so powerful so as to have the appearance of a __________ in some patients.

Short Essay Questions

1. What are the causes of serious losses of fluids during the experience of a migraine, according to Sacks?

2. What does Sacks have to say are some of the causes of circumstantial migraine, according to the book?

3. What does one researcher equate the migraine with, which might be helpful in treating them?

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

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

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

7. What are the classic symptoms of a migraine, according to Sacks' experience with his patients?

8. What is the meaning of aura, as Sacks uses the term in this section?

9. What happens with the aura during a classic migraine, according to the findings of Sacks?

10. What problems do some researchers and physicians believe can happen as the result of migraines that a patient might experience?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Sacks notes that some migraine sufferers have them early in life, but then the pain tapers off.

Part 1: Why do you think migraines might taper off as one gets older?

Part 2: How do you think a patient should look at the possibility that their migraines might go away someday?

Part 3: Do you think it's fair to tell a patient that they just need to wait out their migraine pain?

Essay Topic 2

According to this book, there doesn't seem to be a typical migraine patient that can be easily described and defined.

Part 1: Why do you think migraines can't be easily defined?

Part 2: Do you think it's easier to treat a condition that is easier to define?

Part 3: Do you think doctors will be able to categorize the migraine more easily with more research?

Essay Topic 3

Some migraine sufferers seem to have hallucinations before they have the migraine symptoms.

Part 1: What do the hallucinations tell a person about the cause of the migraine?

Part 2: How do you think you would react if you were to have hallucinations suddenly?

Part 3: Do you think it's easy to determine that you are having a hallucination?

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