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. Some patients will simply seek out a _________ when they don't like the advice that they hear.

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

3. Sacks says that there are some patients who will not allow him to treat them in any other way, he will only treat patients in 'the only way they ________.'

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

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What affects at least ten percent of the population, so many people that they have attracted attention and curiosity since the beginning of time?

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

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. What happens when Sacks has a patient who will only agree to be treated with medications for their migraines?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Some migraine sufferers seem to have hallucinations before they have the migraine symptoms.

Part 1: What do the hallucinations tell a person about the cause of the migraine?

Part 2: How do you think you would react if you were to have hallucinations suddenly?

Part 3: Do you think it's easy to determine that you are having a hallucination?

Essay Topic 2

Some believe that people with a certain 'delicacy or grace' are more prone to suffer from migraines.

Part 1: Does it seem fair to say that certain personalities might have more migraines?

Part 2: How do you think a person's personality might impact the way they are affected by pain?

Part 3: Why do you think migraines seem to affect sensitive people more?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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