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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. ________ often has a derogatory connotation and may require additional discussion among researchers.
2. The __________ of a migraine aura are something that are short lived, unlike those of an actual seizure, according to Sacks.
3. Some researchers actually believe that migraines make a person __________ to other diseases and to other conditions.
4. Sacks is just not sure if ____________ or genetics are more of a cause for the migraines which seem to take place in families.
5. Sacks pointed out that a woman's hair turned __________ on one side, the side where she would have her headaches.
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Sacks propose the genetic link of migraines be tested in order to assure that environmental conditions are not the cause?
2. What are the symptoms that the German physician has when he has his migraines?
3. In the case study presented by Sacks, where does the forty-four year old man believe that he is during a hallucination?
4. What are the classic symptoms of a migraine, according to Sacks' experience with his patients?
5. What do some researchers feel is not a cause of migraines as adults, according to Sacks' research?
6. What is likely to aggravate the pain of a migraine, according to the author of this book?
7. What are the causes of serious losses of fluids during the experience of a migraine, according to Sacks?
8. What sorts of migraine situations does Sacks say are rare and fairly uncommon in reference to visual hallucinations?
9. What are the five categories of aural symptoms, according to Sacks in this book?
10. What are some of the visual sensory hallucinations that migraine patients have seen in their experiences before migraines?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 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
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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