Menstrual Migraine by Susan HutchinsonMenstrual Migraine by Susan Hutchinson

Menstrual Migraine

bySusan Hutchinson, Lee B. Peterlin

Paperback | February 10, 2010

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Approximately 10 million women in the US suffer from menstrual migraine, a common and disabling condition. Menstrual migraine is typically defined as a migraine headache that affects a woman each month starting two days before the menstrual period and continuing to the end of menstruation. Itdiffers from nonmenstrual attacks of migraine, even in the same woman, in the regularity of its timing and its greater severity. Compared with other times in the menstrual cycle, a migraine is more than twice as likely to occur during the first 3 days of menstruation and more than 3 times as likelyto be severe. As part of the Oxford American Pain Library, this practical handbook serves as a concise yet authoritative resource on diagnosing and treating menstrual migraine. Tailored to the needs of busy health care professionals treating female patients in the primary care setting, the bookfocuses on essential clinical information for physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants in family practice, internal medicine and obstetrics and gynaecology.In addition to covering traditional clinical areas such as pathogenesis, co-morbidities, pharmacologic and non-pharmacologictreatments, the book also presents an array of practical tools and features such as screening tools for easy diagnosis, disability assessment tools, tips on best questions to ask, useful checklists and additional patient resource information. The handbook also provides valuable guidance on how toproceed should initial treatment efforts fail.
Susan Hutchinson and Lee B. Peterlin are well-respected OUP authors.
Title:Menstrual MigraineFormat:PaperbackDimensions:95 pages, 7.7 × 5.1 × 0.68 inPublished:February 10, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195368045

ISBN - 13:9780195368048


Table of Contents

1. Susan Hutchinson and B. Lee Peterlin: Introduction2. B. Lee Peterlin and Ann I. Scher: The epidemiology of migraine and the influence of sex hormones3. Sheena K. Aurora: Migraine pathophysiology: Past to present4. Stephanie Nahas and B. Lee Peterlin: Tips and pearls for the diagnosis of migraine and menstrually related migraine5. Jan Lewis Brandes and Heather D. Adkins: Comorbidities in migraine6. E. Anne Macgregor: Pharmacotherapy7. Joan Golub and Susan Hutchinson: Hormonal therapy and menstrual migraine: The estrogen controversary8. Dawn C. Buse: Nonpharmacological interventions for the management of menstrually related migraines9. Susan Hutchinson and B. Lee Peterlin: ConclusionAppendix A: ICHD-II migraine criteriaAppendix B: Headache diaries and calendarsAppendix C: HIT-6 and MIDAS QuestionnaireAppendix D: PHQ-Depression ScaleAppendix E: Additional resources for patients and physicians