Neurological Sciences

, Volume 28, Supplement 2, pp S84–S88

Integration of behavioural techniques into clinical practice


DOI: 10.1007/s10072-007-0756-6

Cite this article as:
Weeks, R.E. Neurol Sci (2007) 28(Suppl 2): S84. doi:10.1007/s10072-007-0756-6


Most clinicians agree that biobehavioural factors are important considerations in the assessment and treatment of headache patients. Attention to psychological and behavioural issues may become even a greater concern as the frequency of a patient's headaches increases, there is increased disability secondary to headaches and/or there is inadequate response to usually effective treatment. The present article will highlight biobehavioural factors that should be considered in the assessment process involving headache patients and will provide a model for integration of behavioural treatment into clinical practice.

Key words

Psychiatric comorbidity Behavioural medicine Cognitive/behaviour therapy Nonpharmacological treatment 

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© Springer-Verlag Italia 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The New England Institute for Behavioral MedicineStamfordUSA