Fast Facts: Headaches
The management of people suffering with headaches forms a substantial part of the workload of the family physician and the practising neurologist. While some patients can perform normally using self-medication, headache can be a symptom of a potentially serious illness and disabling headaches, either continuous or as intermittent attacks, require careful assessment and treatment.
'Fast Facts: Headaches' equips the primary care physician with the knowledge required to accurately investigate, assess and treat (or refer) the patient presenting with disabling primary headache.
Enables physicians to distinguish between the benign and potentially life-threatening condition
An expert guide to differential diagnosis
Reviews current processes of assessment, summarises current thinking on pathogenesis and covers management of common forms of disabling headache
Key points are summarised at each chapter-end and clear, simple diagrams and tables support clinical information
Clinical features of migraine and tension headaches
Mechanisms of migraine
Chronic daily headache
Cluster headache; Post-traumatic headache
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