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. But _________ does not believe that using medication should be the only treatment or a long term answer to migraines.

2. Careful monitoring of __________ will also be helpful for those who want to make sure they are minimizing their risk of migraines.

3. A person who is self destructive might desire self __________ so that he can continue to hurt himself.

4. ________ turned inward on oneself, might also create a situation for a migraine to occur.

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What determines the frequency with which a doctor should see their migraine patients?

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

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

5. Where did Ralph Siegel, PhD work when he co-authored the last chapter with Oliver Sacks, according to the footnote?

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

7. What does Sacks point out as causing complications in terms of finding accurate and consistent diagnoses?

8. What kind of patient only needs to have a few appointments with their physician each year?

9. What can happen with a geometrical ornamental structure, according to Fluver in this section?

10. What does Sacks believe would be cruel to do to a migraine patient, though he does not agree with this treatment?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 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

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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