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Biofeedback Treatment of Vascular Headache

  • Edward B. Blanchard
  • Frank Andrasik

Abstract

This BSA (Biofeedback Society of America) Task Force Report on vascular headache will consider three kinds of headaches: (a) migraine headache; (b) combined migraine and muscle contraction headache; and (c) cluster headache. Although the Ad Hoc Committee on the Classification of Headache (1962) classified cluster headache as a subtype of “vascular headaches of the migraine type,” Kudrow (1980) has argued persuasively that cluster headache is different from migraine headache and is a “primary headache disorder.” Among his bases are the differences in family history and distribution of the disorder and differences in treatment responses to various drugs. We will follow Kudrow’s (1980) convention in this chapter.

Keywords

Cluster Headache Migraine Headache Relaxation Training Home Practice Biofeedback Training 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Edward B. Blanchard
    • 1
  • Frank Andrasik
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Stress and Anxiety DisordersState University of New York at AlbanyAlbanyUSA
  2. 2.Pain Therapy CentersGreenville Hospital SystemGreenvilleUSA

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