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Migraine and Other Headaches


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History, Philosophy, and General Concepts. Just A Headache; History of Headache; Causes of Headache; Serious Headaches Requiring Medical Attention; Managing Migraine: An Overview. Primary Headache - Migraine. Migraine: The Big One; Treating Migraine with Medication; Alternative Therapies for Migraine. Other Primary Headaches and Associated Illness. Tension-Type Headache; Cluster Headache; Unusual Headaches; Non-headache Illnesses that Frequently Accompany Headache. Secondary Headache. Sinus Headache and Nasal Disease; Disorders of the Neck; Post-Traumatic Headache; Atypical Facial Pain and Trigeminal Neuralgia.

About the Author

William B. Young, M.D., is Assistant Professor of Neurology and Director of the Inpatient Program at the Jefferson Headache Center at Thomas Jefferson University. His publications include many peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and miscellaneous publications. His special interests include post-traumatic headache, treatment of intractable migraine, and the role of managed care in the current health care setting. Stephen D. Silberstein, MD, is Professor of Neurology and Director of the Jefferson Headache Center at Thomas Jefferson University. He is an active member of the American Academy of Neurology and is Co-Director of the national and international Headache Guideline Project in cooperation with the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research. Dr Silberstein is presently the senior editor of the 7th edition of Wolff's Headache and Other Head Pain. He has over 250 publications to his credit and lectures extensively on the pathogenesis, neurobiology, diagnosis, and treatment of headache.


"*****... From two great minds comes this equally great book... Kudos to the AAN for launching this series, and my highest compliments to Dr. Young and Dr. Silberstein for a job so very well done. Thank you." -- "[This book is] of help to both the physicians and the patients... I recommend this book for patients, medical students, residents, and physicians... an excellent buy." - Saudi Medical Journal "The focus on uncovering the source of symptoms and various treatment options makes this medical handbook an excellent guide for sufferers seeking better care or more information." -- The Bookwatch "Patients will find this practical, comprehensive, and informative and it will allow them to speak with their doctors more intelligently." -- Doody's Reviews "[The book] succeeds in providing a comprehensive review of headache syndromes that is eminently readable both by patients and their doctors... an excellent review of not only conventional treatments but also alternative therapies."-- The New Zealand Medical Journal

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