Migraine Disorders Research Trends (Google eBook)

Front Cover
Laura B. Clarke
Nova Publishers, 2007 - Psychology - 223 pages
0 Reviews
Migraine is a painful neurological condition, of which the most common symptom is an intense and disabling episodic headache. Migraine headaches are usually characterised by severe pain on one or both sides of the head. Absent serious head injuries, stroke, and tumours, the recurring severity of the pain indicates a vascular headache rather than a tension headache. Migraines are often accompanied by photophobia (hypersensitivity to light), phonophobia (hypersensitivity to sound) and nausea. Available 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. Two disorders, classic migraine with aura (MA, STG) or common migraine without aura (MO, STG), are currently proved to be genetic. Additional migraine types are suspected and could be proved to be genetic. Migraine understood as several or many disorders could explain the inconsistencies, especially if a single patient has more than one genetic type. This book presents important new research from around the globe.
  

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

The Genetics of Migraine
5
Abnormal Brain Excitability in Migraine A Debated Subject
35
Migraine Disorder From Animal Models to Clinical Research
61
The Complex Relation between Migraine and Ischemic Stroke
73
Periodicity of Migraine
107
Models of Cortical Function in Migraine Can Psychophysical Studies Distinguish between Them? A Review of the Evidence for Interictal Cortical Hy...
145
The Role of the External Carotid Vasculature in Migraine
165
Brainstem Reflexes in Migraine Patients
183
Index
209
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 26 - Zhuchenko, O., Bailey, J., Bonnen, P., Ashizawa, T., Stockton, DW, Amos, C., Dobyns, WB, Subramony, SH, Zoghbi, HY, and Lee, CC (1997).
Page 26 - Joutel, A., Bousser, M.-G., Biousse, V., Labauge, P., Chabriat, H., Nibbio, A., Maciazek, J., Meyer, B., Bach, M.-A., Weissenbach, J., Lathrop, GM, and Tournier-Lasserve, E. (1993). A gene for familial hemiplegic migraine maps to chromosome 19.

Bibliographic information