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Pharmacological Management of Headaches

  • Dimos D. Mitsikostas
  • Koen Paemeleire

Part of the Headache book series (HEAD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Vera V. Osipova
    Pages 1-6
  3. Ugur Uygunoglu, Aksel Siva
    Pages 7-18
  4. Luana Lionetto, Andrea Negro, Paolo Martelletti
    Pages 19-29
  5. Dimos D. Mitsikostas, Christina I. Deligianni
    Pages 31-43
  6. Stefan Evers
    Pages 45-52
  7. Lars Edvinsson
    Pages 53-62
  8. Anna Ambrosini, Jean Schoenen
    Pages 63-79
  9. Hans-Christoph Diener
    Pages 81-87
  10. Lars Bendtsen, Sait Ashina
    Pages 89-99
  11. Sarah Miller, Manjit S. Matharu
    Pages 109-120
  12. Nuria Riesco, Carmen García-Cabo, Julio Pascual
    Pages 121-130
  13. Çiçek Wöber-Bingöl
    Pages 131-143
  14. Valentina Baglioni, Vincenzo Guidetti
    Pages 145-154
  15. E. Anne MacGregor
    Pages 155-166
  16. Zaza Katsarava
    Pages 207-222

About this book


In this book, headache experts summarize all the currently available therapies for primary headaches and, most importantly, describe the ‘tricks’ that can ensure the success of headache pharmacotherapy. Prevention and acute treatment of migraine and cluster headache receive particular attention, and individual chapters are devoted to the treatment of primary headaches in special groups, i.e., children, pregnant women, and the elderly. Further chapters focus on selected secondary headache disorders and cranial neuralgias for which pharmacotherapy is available. The book is designed to meet the daily practice needs of general physicians, general neurologists, neurologists in training, and medical students. Headache remains a leading reason for people to seek medical consultation, and migraine and other primary headache disorders are classified by the WHO as among the most disabling medical conditions in the general population, often affecting individuals during their most productive years. Unfortunately, undertreatment and mismanagement are the fate of many headache patients, and this book provides a sound basis for optimizing treatment.


Cephalic pain treatment Cluster headache Facial pain Headache guidelines Headache pharmacotherapy Medication-overuse headache Migraine Neuralgia Placebo and nocebo effects Primary headache Secondary headache

Editors and affiliations

  • Dimos D. Mitsikostas
    • 1
  • Koen Paemeleire
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of NeurologyAthens Naval HospitalAthensGreece
  2. 2.Department of NeurologyGhent University HospitalGhentBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Pharmacological Management of Headaches
  • Editors Dimos D. Mitsikostas
    Koen Paemeleire
  • Series Title Headache
  • Series Abbreviated Title Headache
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-19910-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-36376-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-19911-5
  • Series ISSN 2197-652X
  • Series E-ISSN 2197-6538
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 250
  • Number of Illustrations 6 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Internal Medicine
    Pain Medicine
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Internal Medicine & Dermatology


“The purpose is to present the current thinking about the therapeutic management of headache disorders and facial pain. This book has valuable information for clinicians worldwide who care for patients presenting with headache and facial pain. … This is a well-organized and comprehensive approach to the pharmacological treatment and prevention options available to clinicians caring for patients with headaches.” (Vincent F. Carr, Doody’s Book Reviews, November, 2015)