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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. What is NOT one of the things that are listed in the possible visual sensory hallucinations that one might experience?

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

3. But on the other hand, some feel that those who suffer from migraines might be ____________ to suffer from allergies and motion sickness.

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

5. The ________ who was restricted from normal social activities might be suffering from migraines as a result of depression.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What are two of the ways in which a person can manage their risk of migraines, according to Sacks?

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

4. What can happen with a geometrical ornamental structure, according to Fluver in this section?

5. Where did Ralph Siegel, PhD work when he co-authored the last chapter with Oliver Sacks, according to the footnote?

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

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

8. What affects at least ten percent of the population, so many people that they have attracted attention and curiosity since the beginning of time?

9. What did Airy believe that migraine hallucinations allowed a person to do as a result of their appearance?

10. What does Sacks see as happening with patients who are treated by physicians who make hasty decisions for their patients?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Sometimes, people come up with less than conventional treatments for their pain, as described in one of the case histories of a man who used snuff to precipitate sneezing, which would make him feel better.

Part 1: Do you think that unconventional treatments are still helpful?

Part 2: Why do you think some people seek out less than conventional treatments?

Part 3: How do you feel about people who don't use medically approved treatments?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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