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Now thoroughly updated and revised, the Second Edition of the Handbook of Headache gives comprehensive, yet concise insight into one of the most common—and confounding—of patient maladies. This is a practical, easily readable guide to the diagnosis and management of headache patients, written with both primary care physicians and neurologists in mind.

The text presents a systematic approach to diagnosis, and is rich with expert recommendations for treating all types of headaches including: migraine, chronic daily, tension and cluster, first and worst, post-traumatic, pediatric headaches, headaches during pregnancy, geriatric headaches, and numerous other secondary headaches.

Features of this new edition include:

  • New drug treatments such as topiramate, almotriptan, frovatriptan, eletriptan, botulinum toxin, and tizanidine
  • 42 illuminating case studies that highlight diagnostic and treatment approaches in real-world scenarios
  • A full chapter devoted to patient education materials and alternative treatments
  • An informative and helpful section on medicolegal issues
  • "The Headache Quiz" offering a question and answer review
  • And much more.

Make sure this latest resource is part of your personal medical library.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781752237
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 12/28/2004
  • Series: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Handbook Series
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 4.30 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

  1. Diagnosis of Headaches and Medico-Legal Aspects . . . 1
  2. Migraine . . . 28
  3. Treatment of Acute Attacks of Migraine . . . 60
  4. Preventive Treatment of Migraine . . . 88
  5. Chronic Daily Headache . . . 113
  6. Tension-type Headache and Miscellaneous Primary Headache Disorders . . . 139
  7. Cluster Headache and Other Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalalgias . . . 145
  8. First or Worst Headaches . . . 172
  9. Posttraumatic Headaches . . . 185
  10. Headaches During Childhood and Adolescence . . . 209
  11. Headaches in Women . . . 230
  12. Headaches Over the Age of 50 . . . 242
  13. Vascular Disorders and Headaches . . . 253
  14. Headaches and Neoplasms, High and Low Pressure, and HEENT Disorders . . . 269
  15. Other Secondary Headaches and Associated Disorders . . . 306
  16. What's My Headache? . . . 333
  17. The Headache Quiz . . . 364
  18. Patient Resources, Educational Materials, and Alternative Treatments . . . 374
    Subject Index . . . 389
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