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. Sometimes leaps in ______ analysis are not able to give researchers clear and definitive answers.

2. In Sacks' mind, there is no reason to believe that ________ do not suffer from migraines as well, according to his logic.

3. Sacks wants to point out that there are few _________ that have any value in helping with a migraine case.

4. Sacks concludes the book by talking about how there is a tendency for the ________ to take on specific patterns.

5. Sacks says that people with fewer than ________ events per year is in need of less extensive interviews than others.

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Case histories are used to illustrate the concept of a migraine.

Part 1: Why are case histories important in medical treatment of disorders?

Part 2: Is there a case history in the book that doesn't seem to help the discussion of migraines? Why not?

Part 3: How do you think case histories might be harmful to the discussion of a condition?

Essay Topic 2

Migraines are associated with debilitating pain, which means that patients need pain medications.

Part 1: Do you think some people fake migraines in order to get pain medications?

Part 2: How do you think migraines could be treated without pain medications? Is this possible?

Part 3: Do you think pain medication should be the only treatment for migraines?

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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