Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Overview of Headache Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Timothy J. Steiner, Paolo Martelletti
      Pages 3-14
  3. Headache Disorders and Public Health

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Lars Jacob Stovner, Redda Tekle Haimanot
      Pages 17-35
    3. Lars Jacob Stovner, Luiz Paulo Queiroz
      Pages 37-44
    4. Francesco Saverio Mennini, Lara Gitto, Andrea Marcellusi, Fumihiko Sakai, Ichiro Arakawa
      Pages 45-58
    5. Timothy J. Steiner, Fabio Antonaci, Luiz Paulo Queiroz, Sara Van Belle
      Pages 59-67
    6. Michele Peters, Crispin Jenkinson, Suraj Perera, Elizabeth W. Loder, Timothy J. Steiner
      Pages 69-79
  4. The Causes of Headache

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Pasquale Montagna, Boukje DeVries, Markus Schürks, Joost Haan, Gisela M. Terwindt
      Pages 83-106
    3. Werner John Becker, Allison McLean, K. Ravishankar
      Pages 107-120
    4. E. Anne MacGregor, Astrid Gendolla
      Pages 121-135
    5. Markus Schürks, Dawn C. Buse, Shuu-Jiun Wang
      Pages 137-153
  5. Correct and Timely Headache Diagnosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. Morris Levin, Jes Olesen
      Pages 157-179
    3. E. Anne MacGregor, K. Ravishankar, David Dodick
      Pages 181-196
    4. Vera Osipova, Rigmor Jensen, Cristina Tassorelli
      Pages 197-209
    5. Maurice B. Vincent
      Pages 211-225
  6. Migraine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 227-227
    2. Susan W. Broner, Lisa Yablon
      Pages 229-237
    3. Lars Edvinsson, Antoinette Maassen van den Brink, Carlos M. Villalón
      Pages 239-253
    4. Paolo Martelletti, Ivano Farinelli
      Pages 255-263
    5. Timothy J. Steiner, Paolo Martelletti
      Pages 265-270
  7. Tension-Type Headache

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 271-271
    2. Lars Bendtsen, Rigmor Jensen, Elizabeth W. Loder
      Pages 273-282
    3. Lars Bendtsen, David Bezov, Sait Ashina
      Pages 283-294
    4. Lars Bendtsen, Christian Lampl, Mohammed Al Jumah, Rigmor Jensen
      Pages 295-305
    5. Timothy J. Steiner, Paolo Martelletti
      Pages 307-310
  8. Cluster Headache and Other Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalalgias

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 311-311
    2. Henrik Winther Schytz, Cristina Tassorelli, Messoud Ashina
      Pages 313-327
    3. Sanjay Prakash, Jakob Møller Hansen
      Pages 329-344
    4. Peer Carsten Tfelt-Hansen, Shireen Qureshi, Paolo Martelletti
      Pages 345-350
    5. Koen Paemeleire, Paolo Martelletti
      Pages 351-361
    6. Timothy J. Steiner, Paolo Martelletti
      Pages 363-366
  9. Other Primary Headache Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 367-367
    2. Carlos Alberto Bordini, Dominique Valade
      Pages 387-393
  10. Headache That Has Become Difficult to Treat

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 395-395
    2. Christina Sun-Edelstein, Alan Rapoport
      Pages 397-411
    3. Sheena K. Aurora, Ninan T. Mathew
      Pages 413-421
    4. Paolo Martelletti, Andrea Negro
      Pages 423-434
    5. Timothy J. Steiner, Paolo Martelletti
      Pages 453-457
  11. Common or Important Secondary Headaches and Facial Pains

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 459-459
    2. Todd J. Schwedt, Maria Gabriella Buzzi
      Pages 461-469
    3. Hans A. van Suijlekom, Fabio Antonaci
      Pages 471-482
    4. Giorgio Cruccu, Andrea Truini, Joanna M. Zakrzewska
      Pages 493-504

About this book


Headache disorders are one of the most common disorders of the nervous system. They are pandemic and, in many cases, they can be recurrent and can accompany the patient for the whole life. These disorders impose a substantial burden on headache sufferers, on their families and on society itself; the individual impact is measured by the frequency and severity of attacks, while the societal burden is measured in terms of loss of activity at work or school, as well as of costs for the national health systems. As a matter of facts, headaches are in the top ten -  and possibly in the top five -  causes of disability worldwide: they are therefore extraordinarily common.

Population-based studies have so far mostly focused on migraine, which, even if most frequently studied , is not the most common headache disorder. Other types of headache, such as the more prevalent TTH and sub-typesof the more disabling chronic daily headache, have for the moment received less attention and need to be better investigated.    

This book will provide a useful tool to a wide medical population, who is required  specific skills to diagnose and manage these frequent and often disabling disorders. Furthermore, for medical students it could also represents a compendium focused on a topich to which they are usually introduced through multidisciplinary university programs.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Paolo Martelletti
    • 1
  • Timothy J. Steiner
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Medical and Molecular SciencesSchool of Health Sciences, Sapienza University of RomeRomeItaly
  2. 2.Department of NeuroscienceNorwegian University of Science and TechnologyTrondheimNorway
  3. 3.Department of NeuroscienceFaculty of Medicine, Imperial College LondonLondonUK

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