Neurological Sciences

, Volume 31, Supplement 1, pp 133–135 | Cite as

Non-pharmacological approaches in migraine prophylaxis: behavioral medicine

  • Licia GrazziEmail author
  • Frank Andrasik
Future Perspectives


Although behavioral approaches cannot be seen as offering a panacea for all emotional ills, the assumption upon which they are based make their integration with physiological concepts a natural and comfortable union. The application of behavioral treatments for psychosomatic disturbances has been developed in the last 30 years favouring the organization of clinical protocols of treatment more standardized and scientifically proved in particular in headache field where the behavioral approach is actually an important therapeutical support for traditional pharmacological approaches. The different therapeutical approaches, initial outcomes are discussed.


Behavioral medicine Biofeedback Tension-type headache Migraine 


Conflict of interest statement

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest related to the publication of this article.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Headache Center, Neurological Institute “C.Besta”MilanItaly
  2. 2.Department of Behavioural MedicineUniversity of West FloridaPensacolaUSA

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