Migraine Test | Final 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 that the best migraine clinic was one in which a patient was told to lie down in a darkened room with _______ and aspirin.

2. There are a number of problems that are created by the myriad of _________ that a migraine might cause, according to Sacks.

3. But _________ does not believe that using medication should be the only treatment or a long term answer to migraines.

4. Migraines may very well take on the particular aspects of the ________ though it may never be clear what prompts the unit as a whole.

5. Sacks presents the argument between chaos and __________, in relation to migraines and to the universe.

Short Essay Questions

1. What are the three categories of drugs that can be used in the treatment of migraines, according to Sacks?

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

3. What does Sacks say is uniquely human about the experience of migraines in humans, though he does not dispute that animals can have migraines too?

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

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

6. What is another reason for the visual disturbances which can be seen my migraine patients?

7. What sort of person does Sacks say is someone who might actually be self-destructive or may have a desire toward self-punishment?

8. What does Sacks point out is more needed in the animal world than in the human world?

9. What is the discovery that Lashely makes about the process of his own migraine scotomata?

10. What does Sacks point out as causing complications in terms of finding accurate and consistent diagnoses?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Doctors don't seem to be able to point out just one cause for a migraine, making treatment all the more difficult.

Part 1: Why do you think it's difficult to diagnose the cause of migraines?

Part 2: How do you think research could be changed to find the causes of migraines?

Part 3: Do you think there is one single cause of migraines? Why or why not?

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

For many people, the idea of a migraine is something they might not ever experience, so this book might be difficult to understand.

Part 1: Why do you think it's important for a book about migraines to be written?

Part 2: Do you think that people who don't suffer from migraines will benefit from this book?

Part 3: How do you think migraine sufferers can benefit from this book?

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