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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Vincent F Carr, DO, MSA, FACC, FACP (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)
Description: This is a current state-of-the-art book on the diagnosis and management of headache.
Purpose: The purpose is to review the recent advances in managing headaches and present a better understanding of the disorder.
Audience: Any clinicians who have the opportunity to care for patients with headaches are the intended audience. The author is a well-known and respected expert in this field.
Features: The book begins with a most useful glossary of terms to avoid confusion in later sections. The next section discusses the epidemiology, which is followed by a compare and contrast strategy to distinguish primary from secondary forms of headache. After an extensive discussion of the various treatments, the book ends with uncommon headaches and headaches in the geriatric population.
Assessment: This is a tremendously helpful book, addressing both common and uncommon causes of headache and how to distinguish the difference. It is a highly worthwhile read for all primary care clinicians.