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. Who wrote the last chapter of the book, which is made clear in the notes and the headings?

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

4. A drug may need to be taken ________ if there is severe vomiting present during a migraine episode.

5. The reaction to a migraine does not need to be uniquely _________, according to the way Sacks feels about the subject.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. How does Sacks recommend a patient with nausea deal with their medication ingestion to ensure pain relief?

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

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

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

8. What is another reason for the visual disturbances which can be seen my migraine patients?

9. What are the three categories of drugs that can be used in the treatment of migraines, according to Sacks?

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

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

Choosing treatments for migraines may be just as painful a process as the headaches.

Part 1: How do you think a migraine treatment be chosen?

Part 2: Why do you think migraines are so difficult to treat?

Part 3: How do you think a person might feel if they try a treatment and it doesn't work as they want it to?

Essay Topic 3

For many people, the idea of a migraine is something they might not ever experience, so this book might be difficult to understand.

Part 1: Why do you think it's important for a book about migraines to be written?

Part 2: Do you think that people who don't suffer from migraines will benefit from this book?

Part 3: How do you think migraine sufferers can benefit from this book?

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