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. In the case of menstrual migraines, Sacks points out that _________ may be helpful in controlling the pain.

2. In some cases, all three of the possible hallucinations can be seen during a single migraine ________, according to the author.

3. The initial ________ with a patient might be limited, but this should not be the only step in diagnosis and treatment.

4. Migraines may very well take on the particular aspects of the ________ though it may never be clear what prompts the unit as a whole.

5. More ________ hallucinations can not be created in the lab setting, according to Sacks and his research.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What does Sacks say is uniquely human about the experience of migraines in humans, though he does not dispute that animals can have migraines too?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 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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