Migraine and other Primary Headaches

Paperback | July 26, 2008

EditorAnne Macgregor, Rigmor Jensen

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Migraine is the most common neurological condition in the developed world. It affects over 15% of the UK population and is more prevalent than diabetes, epilepsy and asthma combined. Attacks can be completely disabling, forcing the sufferer to abandon everyday activities for up to three days. Unfortunately there is no cure for migraine, but it is possible to bring the condition under control via a wide range of treatments, both orthodox and complementary. However, migraine is a complex condition, and a treatment that is successful for one person may have no effect or produce unacceptableside effects for another. The scope of this pocketbook is intended to give a comprehensive but concise knowledge of established and salient new data on the diagnosis, pathophysiology, and treatment of headaches and migraines. It will appeal to both clinical and academic audiences, but will also appeal to generalpractitioners and related health care professionals.

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Migraine is the most common neurological condition in the developed world. It affects over 15% of the UK population and is more prevalent than diabetes, epilepsy and asthma combined. Attacks can be completely disabling, forcing the sufferer to abandon everyday activities for up to three days. Unfortunately there is no cure for migraine...

Anne MacGregor is Honorary Director of Clinical Research at The City of London Migraine Clinic, London, UK. Rigmor Jensen is a Research Professor at the Danish Headache Center in the Department of Neurology at Glostrup Hospital, Denmark.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 7.09 × 3.94 × 0.27 inPublished:July 26, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199545146

ISBN - 13:9780199545148

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INTRODUCTION1. Jes Olesen: Headache as a major health problem: Overview of diagnosis and burden of headacheSECTION 1: DIAGNOSIS2. Gisela Terwindt: Migraine3. Lars Jacob Stovner: Tension-type headache4. Anna Cohen: Cluster and other trigemnical autonomic cephalgias5. Julio Pascual: Secondary headachesSECTION 2: PATHOPHYSIOLOGY6. Messoud Ashina: Migraine7. Jean Schoenen: Tension-type headache8. Peter Goadsby: Cluster and other trigemnical autonomic cephalgias9. Chris Diener: Secondary headachesSECTION 3: MANAGEMENT10. Carl Dahlof: Migraine11. Lars Bendtsen: Tension-type headache12. Genaro Bussone: Cluster and other trigemnical autonomic cephalgias13. Zaza Katzarava: Secondary headaches