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Handbook of Migraine in Adults

Smitherman, Todd

2015, Approx. 100 p. 35 illus., 25 illus. in color.

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  • Concise overview of migraine in adults, including diagnostic tools, clinical assessment approaches and pharmacological and nonpharmacological therapies, all written by a leading key opinion leader
  • Easily accessible content that highlights major clinical developments and guidelines via full color images and tables, including assessment scales and treatment algorithms
  • An essential professional reference tool that is ideal for trainees and practicing clinicians in neurology and general practice
Deriving its name from the Greek for "pain on one side of the head,” migraine is a chronic, debilitating neurological disorder that causes severe headache pain, as well as visual disturbances, nausea, and sensitivity to light and sound. Migraine is thought to affect nearly 15% of the population, afflicting three times as many women as men and often cause severe disruption to patients lives. Despite the profound effects on daily living, a substantial proportion of suitable patients do not receive therapy or take preventative measures, leading to ongoing unnecessary suffering. Handbook of migraine in adults will be a clinically-focused, evidence-based handbook that will give an overview of the condition and provide insight into best-practice assessment, diagnosis and treatment of migraine, including major clinical guidelines and investigative drugs. Written by Stefan Evers, a leader in the field, this handbook is an ideal everyday companion for busy general practitioners, nurses and neurology trainees, as well as patients wishing to gain a better understanding of their condition.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Headache - Migraine - Migraine treatment - Neurology - Pain

Related subjects » Adis

Table of contents 

Introduction.- Patient assessment.- C lassification and diagnosis.- Pharmacological treatment.- Non-pharmacological treatment.- Preventative therapies and emerging treatments.

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