Following recent guidelines set by the International Classification of Headache Disorders, this reference presents the most current diagnostic and treatment protocols for migraine and other headache conditions. Chapters are authored by internationally renowned headache clinicians and scientists, including several past presidents of the American Headache Society and the International Headache Society. User-friendly and up-to-date, this reference offers useful tables, algorithms, and diagrams that lead clinicians to effective treatments for the management of migraine and the reduction of migraine severity.
Table of Contents
Headache - Classification. The Epidemiology and Impact of Migraine. Progressive Headache: Epidemiology, Natural History, and Risk Factors. Comorbidity of Migraine. Pain Sensitivity: Intracranial and Extracranial Structures. Pathophysiology of Aura. Pathophysiology of Migraine. Allodynia and Sensitization in Migraine. Genetics of Migraine and Other Primary Headaches. Identification or Exclusion of Secondary Headaches. Differential Diagnosis of Primary Headaches: An Algorithm-Based Approach. Diagnostic and Severity Tools for Migraine. Migraine Without Aura. Migraine with Aura. Childhood Periodic Syndromes. Retinal, or "Monocular", Migraine. Status Migrainosis, Persistent Aura, Migraine-Associated Seizures ("Migralepsy"), and Migrainous Infarction. Principles of Headache Management. Behavioral and Educational Approaches to the Management of Migraine: Clinical and Public Health Applications. Non-Specific Migraine Acute Treatment. Specific Acute Migraine Treatment: Ergotamine and Triptans. Preventive Treatment. Herbal Medicines and Vitamins. Treatment of Migraine in Children and Adolescents. Inpatient Management and Invasive Treatment Strategies for Migraine and Chronic Daily Headaches. Migraine in the Emergency Department. Progression Forms of Migraine. The Future of Migraine Therapies. Tension-type Headache. Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalgias. Other Primary Headaches. When the Treatment of Headache Fails.
"This book is unique with its focus on migraines, as compared to the many which cover headaches more equally, and thus succeeds as a handy resource in the office setting."