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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. Most patients, it seems, have an irresistible urge to _________ when they are suffering from a migraine, according to the studies in this book.

2. Some doctors and researchers are concerned about the possibility of _______ as a result of migraines.

3. The woman that the man thought he was talking to was _______, while it was actually his secretary.

4. Sacks points out that some migraines tend to present themselves as a ________, from the earliest signs to the aftereffects.

5. The man with an extreme aura seems to think he is in _________ when he is actually in New York.

Short Essay Questions

1. What can often be a secondary factor to the migraine pain, according to the author of this book?

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

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

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

5. What does Sacks have to say about the connection between family members who experience migraines?

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

7. What does Sacks say that all migraine patients have to fight during the experience of a migraine?

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

9. What is the problem that Sacks has with saying that migraines can run in families?

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

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

Migraines seem to be conditions with progressive symptoms, symptoms that come on slowly as opposed to suddenly.

Part 1: Why do you think patients are not always aware of their symptoms when they come on gradually?

Part 2: Do you think a migraine patient should be able to spot their symptoms early?

Part 3: How do you think a patient can treat gradual symptoms? Or can't they?

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