Headache and Migraine Biology and Management

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Seymour Diamond, Roger K. Cady, Merle L. Diamond, Mark W. Green, Vincent T. Martin
Academic Press, Mar 13, 2015 - Science - 334 pages

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


1 Introduction The History of Headache
2 Classification Mechanism Biochemistry and Genetics of Headache
3 Evaluation of the Headache Patient in the Computer Age
4 Screening and Testing of the Headache Patient
Recognition Diagnosis and Pathophysiology
6 Complicated Migraine
7 Cerebrovascular Disease and Migraine
8 Acute and Preventative Treatment of Episodic Migraine
14 Headache and the Eye
15 Cranial Neuralgias Sinus Headache and Vestibular Migraine
16 Cervicogenic Headache
17 Headache in Children and Adolescents
18 The Psychiatric Approach to Headache
19 Psychological Approaches to Headache
Medication Overuse Headache
21 Presentation of Headache in the Emergency Department and its Triage

Diagnosis and Management
10 GenderBased Issues in Headache
11 Cluster Headache
12 TensionType Headache
13 PostTraumatic Headache
22 Headache Clinics
23 Inpatient Treatment of Headaches
24 Newer Research and its Significance

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A pioneer in the headache field, Dr. Seymour Diamond has spent almost 50 years developing better diagnostic tools and treatment options for headache conditions and has played integral roles in transforming the entire field's approach. A recipient of the American Headache Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award, he has accomplished a laundry list of “firsts” in the field of headache medicine, his greatest contribution being his unwavering commitment to creating the first true continuum of care for patients.Dr. Diamond is Executive Chairman and Founder of the National Headache Foundation and Director Emeritus and Founder of the world-famous Diamond Headache Clinic. He previously served as Adjunct Professor of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology at Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, North Chicago, Illinois, as well as a Clinical Professor in the Department of Family Medicine. Also, he served as a Lecturer, Department of Family Medicine (Neurology) at Loyola University Chicago/Stritch School of Medicine. He received his medical degree from the Chicago Medical School, and was honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award in 1977 and the President's Award in 2002. He has been elected as a fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, Neurology Section, has received the National Migraine Foundation Lectureship Award, and was honored by the British Migraine Trust as the initial recipient of the Migraine Trust Lectureship. He has also served as editor or on the editorial board for 31 publications; has published more than 490 articles in professional literature; and has authored or co-authored more than 70 books.

Dr. Cady is the founder of Headache Care Center, Clinvest, and Primary Care Education. He is a graduate of the Mayo Medical School, and is Board Certified by the American Board of Family Practice. His board certification in Headache Medicine was awarded by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties, and he holds a Certificate of Added Qualification through the National Board of Certification in Headache Management. He is a member of multiple medical associations, including the American Medical Association, the National Headache Foundation, the American Headache Society, the American Academy of Pain Management, and the American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Cady is best known in the medical community for his pivotal contributions in the field of headache and migraine management. He was the co-recipient of the prestigious Wolff Award in 2000 from the American Headache Society for his research entitled “The Spectrum of Headache”. He is well-published and has presented countless lectures and seminars around the world on headache, migraine, and other chronic disorders, and continues to be the principal investigator in numerous multi-center research studies. Dr. Cady currently serves on 12 Advisory Boards and is a member of the Board of Directors for the National Headache Foundation.

Dr. Diamond graduated with high honors from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and received her medical education from Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago.She completed residencies in Emergency Medicine/Internal Medicine at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. She has received Subspecialty Certification for Headache Medicine from the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties. She also is a former fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and currently is a diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine.She joined the staff of the Diamond Headache Clinic in 1989 after serving as an attending physician and clinical instructor at Northwestern University Hospital in Chicago, and as an attending physician at Evanston and St. Francis Hospitals, both in Evanston, Illinois. Dr. Diamond currently is an attending physician in Internal Medicine and Director of the Diamond Inpatient Headache Unit. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science /Chicago Medical School. Also, she is a Lecturer in the Department of Medicine (Neurology), Loyola University Chicago/Stritch School of Medicine. She has contributed numerous articles to the medical literature, and has lectured extensively on various headache subjects; in particular, the treatment of headache in the emergency department and hormones and headache. With Dr. Glen Solomon, she co-edited Diamond and Dalessio’s Practicing Physician’s Approach to Headache, 6th edition (1999).

Mark W. Green, M.D. is Professor of Neurology and Director of Headache and Pain Medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. Dr. Mark W. Green is Director of the Center for Headache and Pain Medicine and Professor of Neurology and Anesthesiology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He recently came to Mount Sinai from Columbia University, where he was Director of Headache Medicine and Clinical Professor of Neurology (in Neurology, Anesthesiology and Dentistry) at the College of Physicians and Surgeons and the College of Dental Medicine. He is certified in Neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and in Headache Medicine through the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties. Dr. Green graduated from Case Western Reserve University, and received his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He received his neurology training at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and during that period worked in the Montefiore Headache Unit of Albert Einstein. He was later appointed director of that unit. He came to Columbia University in 1981, and then New York Medical College. He returned to Columbia University ten years ago to organize a section on headache and facial pain in the department of neurology. Dr. Green was elected to the Board of Directors of the National Headache Foundation in spring 2010. He was one of the founding editors of Cephalagia, the international headache journal. He also served as the Associate Editor of Headache, the journal of the American Headache Society and is currently the abstract editor of that journal. He has a long-standing interest in neuropharmacology and is a panel member of the Advisory Board of the Food and Drug Administration’s Section on Peripheral and Central Neurological Drugs. Dr. Green has been active in the practice of headache and facial pain since 1978. He has lectured throughout the world on this subject and has written numerous articles on various subjects concerning headache and facial pain.

Vincent Martin, MD, the director of the Headache and Facial Pain Program at the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute, has been a Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Division of Internal Medicine since 2004. Dr. Martin is the President of the Ohio Headache Association and Vice President of the National Headache Foundation. He has also been a fellow of the American Headache Society and the American College of Physicians. After graduating from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Dr. Martin completed a residency in internal medicine, followed by a fellowship in general internal medicine at UC. Dr. Martin was Chief Resident of the Department of Internal Medicine during his fellowship at UC.

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