Handbook of Headache

Practical Management

Editors: Martelletti, Paolo, Steiner, Timothy J. (Eds.)

  • Headache disorders are one of the most common disorders of the nervous system
  • Headaches are in the top ten causes of disability worldwide, for this reason, Headache Medicine has been incorporated in the priority strategies of international scientific societies, as well as of health care providers
  • This book will provide a useful tool and could also represents for medical students a compendium focused on a topic to which they are usually introduced through multidisciplinary university programs
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About this Reference Work

Headache disorders are one of the most common disorders of the nervous system. They are pandemic and, in many cases, they can be recurrent and can accompany the patient for the whole life. These disorders impose a substantial burden on headache sufferers, on their families and on society itself; the individual impact is measured by the frequency and severity of attacks, while the societal burden is measured in terms of loss of activity at work or school, as well as of costs for the national health systems. As a matter of facts, headaches are in the top ten -  and possibly in the top five -  causes of disability worldwide: they are therefore extraordinarily common.

Population-based studies have so far mostly focused on migraine, which, even if most frequently studied , is not the most common headache disorder. Other types of headache, such as the more prevalent TTH and sub-typesof the more disabling chronic daily headache, have for the moment received less attention and need to be better investigated.    

This book will provide a useful tool to a wide medical population, who is required  specific skills to diagnose and manage these frequent and often disabling disorders. Furthermore, for medical students it could also represents a compendium focused on a topich to which they are usually introduced through multidisciplinary university programs.

About the authors

Professor Paolo Martelletti is currently Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at the 2nd School of Medicine, Sapienza University of Rome. At present, he is Director of the Master in Headache Medicine, in the same university and  and Director of the Regional Referral Headache Centre at Sant’Andrea University Hospital in Rome.

He founded and is the Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Headache and Pain, edited by Springer (www.springer.com/10194) and  served the Editorial Board of various scientific journals (Headache, Cephalalgia, J Immunol Immunopathol, etc.).

Memberships: 

- Council of Directors and Trustees of the World Headache Alliance (2006-2009) (www.w-ha.

org.)

- Board of Directors of the European Headache Federation (2008-2010) (www.ehforg.

org).

- Founder and past-President of the Italian Headache Patients League (LIC)

Table of contents (58 chapters)

  • Overview of Common and Important Headache Disorders

    Steiner, Timothy J. (et al.)

    Pages 3-14

  • Epidemiology of Common Headache Disorders

    Stovner, Lars Jacob (et al.)

    Pages 17-35

  • The Burden of Headache

    Stovner, Lars Jacob (et al.)

    Pages 37-44

  • Economics of Headache

    Mennini, Francesco Saverio (et al.)

    Pages 45-58

  • Organization of Headache Services

    Steiner, Timothy J. (et al.)

    Pages 59-67

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Headache
Book Subtitle
Practical Management
Editors
  • Paolo Martelletti
  • Timothy J. Steiner
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Mailand
Copyright Holder
Lifting The Burden
Print ISBN
978-88-470-1699-6
eReference ISBN
978-88-470-1700-9
Print + eBook ISBN
978-88-470-2009-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 760
Number of Illustrations and Tables
26 b/w illustrations
Additional Information
The handbook is a product of Lifting The Burden: the Global Campaign against Headache. Foreword by Dr Ala Alwan, Assistant Director-General for Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health, World Health Organization
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