Migraine Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of the migraine medication that is delivered in very large doses at the start of a migraine?

2. Careful monitoring of __________ will also be helpful for those who want to make sure they are minimizing their risk of migraines.

3. It might be necessary to adjust one's ________ in order to reduce the effects of flickering lights in one's environment.

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. An important part of migraine treatment, according to Sacks, is to give the body the _______ it needs in order to make it through the event.

Essay 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

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

Sacks points out that the idea of a migraine can make a person feel disordered in their life.

Part 1: Do you think that migraines are disorders? Why or why not?

Part 2: How do you think a person's life is affected by migraine headaches?

Part 3: Why do you think disorder might not be an applicable descriptor for migraine sufferers?

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