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Headache and Comorbidities in Childhood and Adolescence

  • Vincenzo Guidetti
  • Marco A. Arruda
  • Aynur Ozge

Part of the Headache book series (HEAD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Tara M. Lateef, Kathleen R. Merikangas
    Pages 1-9
  3. Umberto Balottin, S. Ju
    Pages 11-18
  4. Antonio M. Persico, Marco Lamberti, Viktor Farkas
    Pages 19-30
  5. Andrew D. Hershey, Vincenzo Guidetti, Noemi Faedda
    Pages 31-37
  6. Michelle M. Ernst, Scott W. Powers, Derya Uluduz
    Pages 39-44
  7. Gretchen E. Tietjen, Noemi Faedda
    Pages 45-62
  8. Victoria Elisa Rinaldi, Amy A. Gelfand, Luigi Titomanlio
    Pages 63-70
  9. Marco A. Arruda, Marcelo Eduardo Bigal
    Pages 71-83
  10. Aynur Özge, Kentaro Kuwabara
    Pages 85-93
  11. Pier Antonio Battistella, Marcelo R. Masruha
    Pages 95-113
  12. Nathan Watemberg, Vincenzo Guidetti
    Pages 115-124
  13. Marco A. Arruda, Noemi Faedda, Giulia Natalucci, Vincenzo Guidetti
    Pages 125-134
  14. Oliviero Bruni, Raffaele Ferri, Marco Angriman, Marcin Zarowski
    Pages 135-151
  15. Roberto Canitano, Carmen M. Schröder
    Pages 153-161
  16. Ishaq Abu-Arafeh, Kenneth Mack
    Pages 163-171
  17. Tal Eidlitz-Markus, Irene Toldo
    Pages 173-183
  18. Jacob Genizi, Marco A. Arruda
    Pages 185-189
  19. César Fernández-de-las-Peñas, Massimiliano Valeriani
    Pages 191-196
  20. Aynur Ozge, Giulia Natalucci
    Pages 197-208

About this book


This book aims to provide clinicians and other practitioners and professionals with up-to-date information on how to evaluate and manage headaches in children and adolescents, highlighting the most recent recommendations. Unlike in other books on the subject, detailed attention is devoted to the various comorbidities commonly associated with headache, including psychiatric comorbidities such as depression, anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and learning disabilities and medical conditions such as epilepsy, vascular disorders, brain tumors, atopic disease, and obesity. The intimate link between these conditions and headache is explained with a view to enabling the reader to recognize their presence and, on that basis, to institute the most effective pharmacological or non-pharmacological treatment strategy. Moreover, knowledge of the comorbidities associated with headache will help readers to understand more fully the causes of this serious disorder and also its consequences, e.g., for school performance, relationships, and daily activities.  The authors are all international experts who care for children with headache or the other described disorders.


Chronic pain Developmental age Headache and psychiatric disorders Headache and medical disorders Pediatric headache Headache and ADHD Headache and asthma Headache and brain tumors Headache and epilepsy Headache and movement disorders Headache and sleep disorders Headache and vascular disorders Headache and obesity Learning disabilities Cognitive therapy Childhood periodic syndromes

Editors and affiliations

  • Vincenzo Guidetti
    • 1
  • Marco A. Arruda
    • 2
  • Aynur Ozge
    • 3
  1. 1.Child and Adolescent NeuropsychiatrySapienza UniversityRomeItaly
  2. 2.University of São Paulo Neuropsychiatry, Glia Institute Ribeirão PretoBrazil
  3. 3.Neurology, Algology and Clinical NeurophysiologyMersin University School of MedicineMersinTurkey

About the editors

Vincenzo Guidetti is Professor of Child and Adolescent Neuropsychiatry, at the "Sapienza" University in Rome, Italy.  He is Chairman of the Executive team of Italian Professor of Child and Adolescent Neuropsychiatry and Coordinator of the Postgraduate School in Child and Adolescent Neuropsychiatry, Sapienza University, Rome. He was member of the Executive Committee of the International Headache Society (2003-2008) and founder of International Master School of International Headache Society. He has been President of Italian Headache Society ( 2009/2010).

Marco Arruda is  Specialist in Neurology and Neurology for Children and Adolescents at the Faculty of Medicine of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo (FMRPUSP). He is a member of the Brazilian Academy of Neurology, the Brazilian Association of Neurology and Child Psychiatry, the Brazilian Society of Pediatric Neurology, the Brazilian Headache Society, the Brazilian Association of Attention Deficit, the International Headache Society and IMBES (International Mind, Brain and Education Society).

Aynur Özge is Professor of Neurology, Algology and Clinical Neurophysiology, at the, Mersin University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neurology, Mersin, Turkey.  She is the chef of headache outpatient department both of adults and children and adolescents in the same department. She is the founder and coordinator of the Turkish Headache Database Project. She is a member of Special Interest Group of Childhood and Adolescent Headache of the International Headache Society. She is also an active member of Turkish Headache Society and Algology Society.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Headache and Comorbidities in Childhood and Adolescence
  • Editors Vincenzo Guidetti
    Marco A. Arruda
    Aynur Ozge
  • Series Title Headache
  • Series Abbreviated Title Headache
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-54725-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-85464-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-54726-8
  • Series ISSN 2197-652X
  • Series E-ISSN 2197-6538
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 242
  • Number of Illustrations 5 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Internal Medicine
    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
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“The book is written mainly for neurologists and pediatricians, essentially for any practitioners who are responsible for the care of patients with headache disorders and their comorbid conditions. The content and organization of the book helps it to meet the needs of its audience. … Given that there are few books published on headache and its comorbidities in childhood and adolescence, this one helps meet a need.” (Rashmi B. Halker Singh, Doody's Book Reviews, February, 2018)