Mommy, My Head Hurts: A Doctor's Guide to Your Child's Headache

Mommy, My Head Hurts: A Doctor's Guide to Your Child's Headache

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Reassuring and authoritative, the first and only book by a pediatric specialist to illuminate the sometimes frightening world of a child's headache pain and offer advice on symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and how to deal with doctors.

Dr. Sarah Cheyette, a pediatric neurologist and mother of two young children, gives attention to a serious need: helping parents

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Reassuring and authoritative, the first and only book by a pediatric specialist to illuminate the sometimes frightening world of a child's headache pain and offer advice on symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and how to deal with doctors.

Dr. Sarah Cheyette, a pediatric neurologist and mother of two young children, gives attention to a serious need: helping parents and caregivers of children from infants to teenagers understand and deal with headache pain, treat it with and/or without medication, and keep it from controlling their child's life as well as their own.

In a clear, lively, easy-to-understand style, with case studies, resources, diagrams, and a valuable "sample headache diary," Dr. Cheyette answers such pressing questions as:

• How can I identify and treat pain in my baby? My toddler? My teen?

• What are the possible causes of my child's headache?

• What medications and nondrug therapies are available?

• How can I prepare my child for a doctor's visit?

• What questions should my doctor ask to ensure an accurate diagnosis of my child's headache?

• What are our options if we've already seen a doctor ... and the headache still isn't going away?

Author Biography: Sarah Cheyette, M.D., completed her training in pediatric neurology at the University of Washington and Seattle Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center. She is clinical instructor at the University of Washington, has a private practice, and lives in Seattle with her husband, two children, and two dogs.

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Editorial Reviews

Donald E. Cook
Wonderfully clear, complete, and current...I sincerely recommend it to all parents and their physicians.
Children's Literature
Written by a doctor of neurology who has treated childhood headaches for years, this guide for parents brings attention to this prevalent problem and to give parents the understanding they need to be able to adequately seek help for their child. The seven chapters include the concept of pain across the various developmental ages of children, causes of children's headaches, more severe headaches such as migraines, the various classes of medications, non-drug therapies, dealing with the doctor, and the chronic headache sufferer in the family setting. Complete with case studies, diagrams and anecdotal evidence, this valuable resource is just the thing for parents who have faced professionals, both teachers and physicians, who deny the existence of this serious ailment. 2003, Newmarket Press,

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557044716
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/28/2001
Series:
Childcare/Parenting Guides Series
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
205
Product dimensions:
5.49(w) x 8.34(h) x 0.84(d)

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