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 fact that visual ___________ are so common makes their presence fascinating to researchers.

2. The _________ migraine is one that comes to light when a patient is highly emotional and tends toward intense rage.

3. Studies fail to prove indications of a relationship between __________ causes and migraines, so Sacks does not believe this to be a valid cause.

4. The need for the __________ mentality is more evident in the animal world because of the need for biological survival.

5. The simplest of __________ can be created in the clinical setting, according to Sacks' findings and research.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What did Airy believe that migraine hallucinations allowed a person to do as a result of their appearance?

3. What does Sacks say about the possibility that animals might also experience migraines?

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

5. What are the three categories of hallucinosis, according to the last section of the book?

6. What sort of person does Sacks say is someone who might actually be self-destructive or may have a desire toward self-punishment?

7. Why do some researchers believe that manual compression will be helpful for the reduction of pain during the migraine?

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

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

10. What sort of person would be a person who can get an aggressive migraine, according to Sacks?

Essay Topics

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

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 3

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?

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