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. The later interviews with a patient should delve more deeply into the _________ of the patient so as to discern the best possible treatment.

2. Instead of a fight or flight reactions, one can also take a ________ position within a situation.

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

4. Throughout time, there have been theories about the contractions of _________ and how this might relate to migraines.

5. Sacks has said that migraines can be both _____ and acquired, making them difficult to diagnose and to treat.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What are some of the polygons that migraine patients have reported seeing as a part of their auras or hallucinations?

3. What are two of the ways in which a person can manage their risk of migraines, according to Sacks?

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

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

6. Why was Lashley mostly dismissed by his contemporaries in the migraine research field, according to the last section of this book?

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 is the correlation that Sacks discounts because of a lack of studies of migraine patients?

9. What does Sacks say becomes an important part of the study of migraines, according to this section of the book?

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

Sacks believes that some people are predisposed to migraines, which makes them more likely to experience that pain.

Part 1: Why do you think some people are predisposed to migraines?

Part 2: Do you think you would be upset to find out that you were genetically predisposed to migraines?

Part 3: Does knowing that genetics cause migraines make them any easier to manage?

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

Some people seem to be prone to migraines when they are in highly emotional situations.

Part 1: Why do you think intense emotions can cause pain?

Part 2: How do you feel when you are in intensely emotional situations? Does your health status change?

Part 3: Do you think people who respond to emotional situations with physical pain are weak?

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