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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. The fact that visual ___________ are so common makes their presence fascinating to researchers.
2. When a patient realizes he will have less pain when he fights off a severe attack, he is more likely to choose to undergo a brief bout of ___________.
3. ________ turned inward on oneself, might also create a situation for a migraine to occur.
4. Another of the medical deterrents to treating a migraine is aimed at the emotional ______ where this is considered to be a primary source of migraines.
5. One researcher describes the presence of __________ work patterns during some migraine events.
Short Essay Questions
1. What is another reason for the visual disturbances which can be seen my migraine patients?
2. What are the two categories of hallucinations that are most often attributed to migraine experiences?
3. What does Sacks have to say about patients who have to face chronic migraines in their lives?
4. Why was Lashley mostly dismissed by his contemporaries in the migraine research field, according to the last section of this book?
5. What sort of person does Sacks say is someone who might actually be self-destructive or may have a desire toward self-punishment?
6. What sort of person would be a person who can get an aggressive migraine, according to Sacks?
7. What happens when Sacks has a patient who will only agree to be treated with medications for their migraines?
8. What are two of the ways in which a person can manage their risk of migraines, according to Sacks?
9. Why do some researchers believe that manual compression will be helpful for the reduction of pain during the migraine?
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
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
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?
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