Discussing Migraine With Your Patients: A Common Sense Guide for Clinicians

Discussing Migraine With Your Patients: A Common Sense Guide for Clinicians

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This engaging and highly practical title is designed to support healthcare professionals in providing the best possible care for their patients with migraine. Developed by two leading authorities in the field who bring wit and warmth to their writing, the book combines the valuable wisdom of their clinical expertise with cutting edge scientific synthesis and helpful clinical pearls. Replete with a plethora of instructional aids and clinical tools (such as patient handouts, questionnaires, checklists, video clips, and quick-reference boxes), Discussing Migraine with Your Patients: A Common Sense Guide for Clinicians reviews migraine treatment in an evidence-based manner -- according to the empirical data and FDA and consensus-based guidelines. Discussion topics include acute and preventive pharmacotherapy, medical interventions and devices, behavioral and psychological nonpharmacologic therapies, education, trigger management, healthy lifestyle practices, stress management, neutraceuticals, and alternative medicine offerings. In addition, this easy-to-read title covers genetics and pathophysiology, symptoms and comorbidities, and a range of essential clinical skills that are useful in achieving the best possible outcomes with patients. In invaluable addition to the literature, this title will serve as the ultimate go-to resource for primary care clinicians and trainees. Headache specialists, too, will find value in this work.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493964826
Publisher: Springer New York
Publication date: 10/15/2016
Edition description: 1st ed. 2017
Pages: 251
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Dawn A. Marcus, MD
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Duren Michael Ready, MD
Fellow American Headache Society
Springfield, MO, USA

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Sorting Through Headache Patterns

Chapter 2. Looking for the Migraine Gene

Chapter 3. The Sensitive Migraine Brain

Chapter 4. Migraine Is More than "Just a Headache"

Chapter 5. Accepting Migraines

Chapter 6. The Migraine Team

Chapter 7. The Do’s and Don’ts of Headache Diaries

Chapter 8. Using Behavioral Therapy as a Treatment Foundation

Chapter 9. Changing Thoughts and Attitudes About Migraine

Chapter 10. When, How Much, and How Often

Chapter 11. What to Try When Nothing's Working

Appendix 1. Patient Handouts

Appendix 2. Patient and Physician Resources

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