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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. Some researchers believe that a migraine is akin to a ________, with being a release reaction to a specific situation.
2. Other patients will see __________ of people or places as a part of hallucinations during a migraine attack.
3. A drug may need to be taken ________ if there is severe vomiting present during a migraine episode.
4. Some patients only need to be seen once in a while to make sure they are maintaining their _________ for managing their migraines.
5. Some patients can respond to _________ as many migraines are sensitive to suggestion during the episode.
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Sacks say becomes an important part of the study of migraines, according to this section of the book?
2. What happens when Sacks has a patient who will only agree to be treated with medications for their migraines?
3. What does Sacks have to say about patients who have to face chronic migraines in their lives?
4. What sort of person does Sacks say is someone who might actually be self-destructive or may have a desire toward self-punishment?
5. How does Sacks recommend a patient with nausea deal with their medication ingestion to ensure pain relief?
6. What are two of the ways in which a person can manage their risk of migraines, according to Sacks?
7. What does Sacks point out is more needed in the animal world than in the human world?
8. What are some of the typical pieces of advice which Sacks might offer to a patient who is suffering from migraines?
9. What does Sacks believe would be cruel to do to a migraine patient, though he does not agree with this treatment?
10. What happens when systems are open to the environment around them, versus those systems which are closed?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Pain is something that can change the way a person thinks and the way a person behaves in their lives.
Part 1: How do you think chronic pain affects a person in their life?
Part 2: Why do you think chronic pain needs to be treated aggressively? Or doesn't it?
Part 3: Do you think you could manage with chronic pain? Why or why not?
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
Reymond is a doctor who discusses his own pain in order to help other migraine sufferers.
Part 1: Do you think that a firsthand experience is the best way to learn about a disorder?
Part 2: How do you think Reymond's condition might affect his ability to describe migraines?
Part 3: Why do you think that migraines are important to Sacks if he doesn't suffer from them?
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