Headaches & Migraine
The Scream, by Edvard Munch, National Gallery, Oslo
Headaches are the most common reason for neurologic consultation. A Danish study found that 16% of all people had migraine headaches in their lifetime and 78% of people had tension headaches. Migraine headaches often are severe enough to be disabling. They are quite common, especially in women, and are a leading cause of lost productivity as well as impacting the social and family lives of those who suffer from them. While headaches can rarely be cured, they can be successfully controlled in the vast majority of sufferers.
Useful Headache Web Sites
We have looked at these books and recommend them as useful sources of information. Links are included to the Amazon website where they also can often be obtained used at a very nominal price.
- Mayo Clinic On Headache, by Jerry Swanson, MD.
- 10 Simple Solutions to Migraines: Recognize Triggers, Control Symptoms, And Reclaim Your Life (10 Simple Series), by Dawn A. Marcus, MD.
- Understanding Migraine and Other Headaches, by Stewart J. Tepper, MD.
- Migraine and Other Headaches, by William B. Young, MD and Stephen D. Silberstein, MD.
- Heal Your Headache: The 1-2-3 Program for Taking Charge of Your Pain, by David Buchholz, MD.
- Managing Your Headaches, by Mark W. Green, MD, Leah M. Green, MD, and John F. Rothrock, MD.