Mechanism and Management of Headache


  • James Lance, AO, CBE, MD, Hon DSc, FRCP(London), FRACP, FAA, Consultant Neurologist, Institute of Neurological Sciences, The Prince Henry and Prince of Wales Hospitals; Emeritus Professor of Neurology, University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Peter Goadsby, BMedSc, MB, BS, MD, PhD, DSc, FRACP, The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery,London, UK

Based on the current classification of the International Headache Society, this revised and updated 7th Edition provides up-to-date, practical guidance on the very latest advances in research into the pathophysiology, clinical aspects, and treatment of all types of headache—including migraine, tension-type headache, cluster headache, and chronic daily headache. It provides an optimal blend of clinical know-how and relevant basic science, written in an easy-to-read, engaging style.
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Neurologists, Internists, Psychiatrists


Book information

  • Published: December 2004
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-7530-7

Table of Contents

1.The History of Headache

2.Recording a Patient’s Case History

3. Types of Headache

4. Diagnosis Based on the History

5. Physical Examination

6. Migraine: Varieties

7. Migraine: Clinical Aspects

8. Migraine: Pathophysiology

9. Migraine: Treatment

10. Tension-type Headache

11. Chronic Daily Headache

12. Cluster Headache and Other Tigeminal Autonomic Cephalgias

13. Other Primary headache and Distinction from Those with Structured Cause

14. Post-Traumatic Headache and Whiplash Injury

15. Vascular Disorders

16. Non-Vascular Intracranial Disorders

17. Disorders of the Neck, Cranial and Extracranial Structures

18. Cranial Neuralgias and Central Causes of Facial Pain

19. The Investigation and General Management of Headache

Appendix A. An Explanation of Hyperventilation

Appendix B. Relaxation Exercises