Classification and Limits

  • Umberto BalottinEmail author
  • S. Ju
Part of the Headache book series (HEAD)


To keep our analysis reasonably brief, the present examination of the topic of headache classification in children and adolescents focuses only on the primary headache forms. Our main intention is to consider how the introduction of new classification criteria may lend new and possibly innovative value to research and clinical data in this field. We also consider the topic of the risks inherent in the new criteria for the classification of migraine headaches, as applied to children and adolescents.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Child Neuropsychiatry UnitC. Mondino National Neurological InstitutePaviaItaly
  2. 2.Child Neuropsychiatry Unit, Department of Brain and Behavioral SciencesUniversity of PaviaPaviaItaly
  3. 3.Neuroscience Research Institute of Peking UniversityBeijingChina
  4. 4.People’s Liberation Army General HospitalBeijingChina

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