100 Questions & Answers About Migraine

Author: Katherine A. Henry,Anthony P. Bossis

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9781449631055

Category: Medical

Page: 268

View: 6408

EMPOWER YOURSELF ! Migraine affects 12% of adults in our country. Nearly one in five women and one in twenty men suffer from this disabling disease, making migraine one of the major health issues of our time. Further, migraine affects individuals in the prime of their lives when they are most intensely involved with their families and careers. 100 Questions & Answers About Migraine, Second Edition offers you authoritative, practical answers to your questions about the causes of migraine, its treatment, sources of support, and much more. Clear and easy to read, 100 Questions & Answers About Migraine, Second Edition has been updated to include recent research findings and provides practical tips on working with your doctor to find the best treatment for your headaches. Written by a neurologist with extensive experience treating patients with migraine and a clinical psychologist who is a pain management expert, along with contributions from actual headache patients, this book is an invaluable resource for understanding and coping with the medical, psychological, and emotional turmoil of this painful condition.


The Evolution of a Common Disorder

Author: Oliver Sacks

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520024847

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 220

View: 3964

The many manifestations of migraine can vary dramatically from one patient to another, even within the same patient at different times. Among the most compelling and perplexing of these symptoms are the strange visual hallucinations and distortions of space, time, and body image which migraineurs sometimes experience. Portrayals of these uncanny states have found their way into many works of art, from the heavenly visions of Hildegard von Bingen to Alice in Wonderland. Dr. Oliver Sacks argues that migraine cannot be understood simply as an illness, but must be viewed as a complex condition with a unique role to play in each individual's life. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.


Understanding a Common Disorder Expanded and Updated

Author: Oliver W Sacks

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520058897

Category: Migraine

Page: 270

View: 8855

In recent years the bestselling Awakenings and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat have received great critical acclaim, but Oliver Sacks's readers may remember that he began his medical career working with migraine patients. In this, the latest edition of "Migraine," he returns to his first book and enriches it with additional case histories, new findings, and practical information on treatment. To define "migraine, " suggests Oliver Sacks, one must embrace the dizzying variety of experiences of its sufferers. For some, the affliction features of a headache of monumental proportions. For others, there is no pain at all. Some attacks are triggered by weather, some intense light. Still others consist of intense light -- hallucinatory displays of dazzling loops, stars, and geometrics. "Migraine" is Sacks's brilliant examination of a debilitating ailment and the profound implications of neurological illness. Synthesizing his patients' case histories with 2,000 years of human research into the problem, he casts the migraine as exemplar of our psychological transparency, a complex biological response to external factors. Here is a classic meditation on the nature of health and malady, on the unity of mind and body. Here, too, is Sacks's discovery of how the migraine shows us, through hallucinatory displays, the elemental activity of the cerebral cortex -- and potentially, the self-organizing patterns of Nature itself. Enormously compelling, compassionate, and profound, Migraine offers comfort for sufferers -- and insight to all.


Author: Britt Talley Daniel

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1449069622

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 343

View: 2162

Migraine is an enormous health problem and is the most common medical condition for women. Most books on headache have short chapters on migraine but this is a comprehensive textbook written from an evidence based medical perspective. Teaching type patient dialogues are included for the clinical chapters on migraine along with an up to date review of current therapy. Cutting edge issues such as medication overuse headache and an indepth summary of the history of migraine are included. The author has also written on unusual and rare migraine associated conditions such as: Footballer's migraine, Retinal migraine, Vertigo and migraine, Primary headache associated with sexual activity, and Confusional migraine.


Author: David Dodick,Stephen D. Silberstein,Professor of Neurology Physiology and Biophysics and Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology at University of Miami School of Medicine and Chief Neurology Service Robert A Davidoff, MD

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199793611

Category: Migraine

Page: 320

View: 3797

Preceded by: Migraine: manifestations, pathogenesis, and management / Robert A. Davidoff. 2nd ed. 2002.

Headache and Migraine Biology and Management

Author: Seymour Diamond

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128011629

Category: Science

Page: 334

View: 5543

There are two crucial issues in the treatment and management of headache patients: More than 50% of individuals experiencing headache have only been treated symptomatically, with no appropriate diagnosis established; and history and neurologic examination are essential to establishing a diagnosis, and thus selecting appropriate therapy. Headache and Migraine Biology and Management is a practical text that addresses these issues, featuring contributions from expert clinical authors. The book covers in detail topics including chronic and episodic migraine, post-traumatic headache, sinus headache, cluster headache, tension headache, and others. Chapters are also dedicated to treatment subjects, including psychiatric and psychological approaches, medication overuse, inpatient treatment, and pediatric issues. This book is an ideal resource for researchers and clinicians, uniting practical discussion of headache biology, current ideas on etiology, future research, and genetic significance and breakthroughs. This resource is useful to those who want to understand headache biology, treat and manage symptoms, and for those performing research in the headache field. A practical discussion of headache biology, current ideas on etiology, future research, and genetic significance and breakthroughs Features chapters from leading physicians and researchers in headache medicine Full-color text that includes both an overview of multiple disciplines and discusses the measures that can be used to treat headaches

Migräneanfälligkeit und Migräneauslöser / Susceptibility to migraine and migraine triggers

Die vernachlässigten Migränetherapievarianten / The neglected migraine therapy variants. With summaries and listing about 250 migraine triggers in English

Author: Konrad Taubert

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 373570882X

Category: Medical

Page: 212

View: 1930

Nach 30 Jahren Recherchen und eigenen Untersuchungen legt der Verfasser eine Monographie über Migräneanfälligkeit und Migräneauslöser vor. Ein solches Buch für Migräne-Ärzte und Migränepatienten gibt es bisher in der ganzen Welt noch nicht. Nirgendwo findet man so viele Migräneauslöser (etwa 250) und die zugehörige Literatur. Nirgendwo gibt es eine solch ausführliche Betrachtung der Migräneauslöser. Hier finden Sie eine Hypothese, mit der fast alle Migräneauslöser erklärt werden können. Kein Migränebuch enthält die Vorstellung des wichtigen Aspektes „erhöhte Migräneanfälligkeit“, die oft erst die Voraussetzung für einen Migräneanfall ist. Wer Interesse an der Migräne hat, wird zahlreiche neue Fakten und Gedanken finden. Er muss nicht für Stunden im Internet suchen, sondern hat die meisten Fakten in einem Buch vereint. This is a book about migraine triggers and increased migraine susceptibility, in which you can find about 250 migraine triggers with 20 pages references. Nowhere you can find such a synopsis about migraine triggers (History, Is it useful to pay attention to migraine triggers? How can you establish migraine triggers? What could be the mechanism of migraine triggering? What does speak for an increased stimulation of adrenergic receptors and/or an increased NO as mechanism of migraine triggering? Should migraine patients avoid or accustomed to migraine triggers? If possible – prevention of migraine triggering.). Migraine susceptibility characterises the phenomenon, that migraine attacks of different frequency rate can be released by migraine triggers or occur spontaneously. Every migraine expert is familiar with this phenomenon, however, it is impossible to find literature on it. Here are the first facts on the basic principles and the therapy of migraine susceptibility.

Migraine Art

The Migraine Experience from Within

Author: Klaus Podoll,Derek Robinson

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781556436727

Category: Art

Page: 379

View: 1703

Migraine Art includes more than 300 powerful illustrations and paintings created by migraine sufferers from around the world. It provides a thoroughly unique window into the subjective world of the migraine sufferer. The idea of collecting migraine art started with a number of public competitions in the 1980s, which encouraged artists, both amateur and professional, to illustrate the pain, the visual disturbances, and the effect migraines had on their lives. The book includes hundreds of these submissions as well as detailed descriptions of different types of migraine visual phenomena. Covering such topics as migraine signs, triggers, and treatments, as well as types of visual hallucinations and somatic sensations and experiences, the book offers a comprehensive view of the migraine experience. Each category of visual disturbance is accompanied by related artwork. A description of migraine visual experiences of famous historical figures, such as Blaise Pascal and Lewis Carroll, provide historical background on the topic. The book also includes a history of four Migraine Art competitions and information about the Migraine Art collection.


Manifestations, Pathogenesis, and Management

Author: Robert A. Davidoff

Publisher: Oxford University Press


Category: Medical

Page: 375

View: 9318


Migraine in Women

Author: Elizabeth Loder,Dawn A. Marcus

Publisher: PMPH-USA

ISBN: 9781550091809

Category: Medical

Page: 196

View: 8561

Fifteen specialists serve as chapter authors, covering sex hormones and genetics, as well as the social, cultural, psychiatric, and psychological factors that contribute to headache disorders. Their approach is evidence-based, but where there are gaps in research, the authors provide advice based on expert consensus and clinical experience. Each chapter opens with a case report that synthesizes the chapter's treatment recommendations, as well as key points listing the chapter's contents. The main body of the chapter features an introductory overview, a closing summary, tables, and an extensive list of suggestive reading.

The Migraine Brain

Imaging Structure and Function

Author: David Borsook,Arne May,Peter J. Goadsby,Richard Hargreaves

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019975456X

Category: Medical

Page: 400

View: 7892

The Migraine Brain provides a general overview of the history of migraine, its pathophysiology, as well as in-depth details on the Clinical Perspectives and the different imaging techniques in use (MR, fMRI, DTI, VBM, PET, fMRI, and MEG). It also includes details on modulation of the brain using such techniques as TMS. The book concludes with a discussion of future uses of imaging in the diagnosis and treatment of migraines and other headaches.


Author: David Dodick FRCP (C), FACP, MD,Stephen Silberstein MD, FACP, FAHS, FAAN

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199793697

Category: Medical

Page: 306

View: 2912

Migraine is a complex neurological disorder that is characterized by a complex neurobiology, clinical features that may overlap with over 300 causes of headache, and an association with major medical illnesses and comorbid diseases. This books draws upon the authors' vast clinical experience and exhaustive knowledge of the science of migraine and the practice of headache medicine and provides this knowledge in a comprehensive yet digestible format. While migraine is often a subject in other textbooks on headache, it is the sole focus of this volume. The authors provide an up-to-date overview of the evidence base and combine this with their experience and expertise to help practitioners make informed treatment decisions. This book also provides a glimpse into the future describing new treatment modalities, including neurostimulation technologies and biologics that are emerging as potentially valuable treatment options. The authors also deal extensively with the unique and complex management of migraine in women throughout the reproductive life cycle. For those looking for a practical, insightful, and in-depth review on the subject of migraine, there is no other option.


A History

Author: Katherine Foxhall

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

ISBN: 1421429489

Category: Medical

Page: 292

View: 9405

Deeply researched and beautifully written, this fascinating and accessible study of one of our most common, disabling—and yet often dismissed—disorders will appeal to physicians, historians, scholars in medical humanities, and people living with migraine alike.

Managing Your Migraine

A Migraine Sufferer’s Practical Guide

Author: Susan L. Burks

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461203058

Category: Psychology

Page: 248

View: 8828

Managing Your Migraine speaks to your needs as a migraine sufferer. It confirms that you suffer from a genuine physical illness and that others share your frustration, disappointments, and anger. Its goal is to move you beyond "learning to live with it" to a full understanding of its mechanisms, symptoms, and treatments. This book proves that you can take charge of your illness-and shows you how to do so safely, effectively, and with real confidence.

Migraine Disorders Research Trends

Author: Laura B. Clarke

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 9781600215537

Category: Psychology

Page: 223

View: 9825

Migraine is a neurological condition, of which the common symptom is an intense and disabling episodic headache. Evidence suggests that migraine pain is one symptom of several to many disorders of the serotonergic control system, a dual hormone-neurotransmitter with numerous types of receptors. This book presents research from around the globe.

Migraine: A Neuroinflammatory Disease?

Author: Egilius L.H. Spierings,Margarita del Rio Sanchez

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3034881312

Category: Science

Page: 172

View: 8755

The potential involvement of neurogenic inflammation in the pathogenesis of the migraine headache and the inhibition of this mechanism as a possible mode of action of antimigraine medications are discussed in great depth in this volume. The topics are approached from a pathophysiological as well as a clinical experimental perspective by a renowned group of clinicians and scientists who carefully consider the current, future, and potential therapeutic approaches to migraine treatment. The first chapters of the book address the impact of migraine on a personal and societal level, the presentation, pathogenesis and treatment of migraine as well as the role of neurogenic inflammation. Subsequent chapters present models of neurogenic inflammation related to the pathogenesis of the migraine headache, focussing on the mediators and their receptors, as well as on the involvement of mast cells. The possibility of inhibition of neurogenic inflammation in abortive and preventive migraine treatment is also extensively discussed and a chapter on the question of whether migraine is a neuroinflammatory disease concludes this comprehensive analysis. Clinicians and scientists interested in inflammation from a physiological or pharmacological perspective and those interested in the pathogenesis of headache - migraine in particular - are the intended audience for this unique body of work.

The Keeler Migraine Method

A Groundbreaking, Individualized Treatment Program from theRenownedHeadache Clin ic

Author: Robert Cowan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440653968

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 416

View: 6252

A revolutionary and scientifically backed prevention and rescue treatment plan for migraine attacks. More than 30 million people suffer from debilitating headaches. Yet our understanding of the science behind migraines is still in its in-fancy. At the Keeler Center for the Study of Headache, Dr. Robert Cowan and his team of specialists conduct some of the most cutting-edge research in the field. Their treatment program, which combines the latest alternative and conventional therapy strategies, has helped thousands of sufferers manage their symptoms effectively and regain control of their lives. As Dr. Cowan explains, each patient presents unique sets of triggers and pain patterns and requires a customized treatment approach. The Keeler method helps migraine sufferers identify their own headache triggers and then create an individualized formula for dramatically decreasing the frequency and severity of these attacks. It also illustrates how to design a foolproof, reliable ?rescue? plan when necessary, and offers surprising information, such as: · Why elimination diets and ?foods to avoid? lists may not work · Why frequently prescribed medications can actually make a headache worse · Why many headache treatments stop working over Time With a step-by-step program and expert advice throughout, The Keeler Migraine Method will be the most comprehensive guide to migraine management in the bookstore.